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A Hover Fly in the center of a Spiderwort.
Image taken in a wooded area near my home in northeast Iowa. USA

Spiderworts can be compared to daylilies and dayflowers — each blossom lasts only one day. The common name refers to the many glistening hairs on the sepals and the buds. They resemble a spider’s nest of webs, especially when covered with dew (“wort” is an old English word for plant).

Description of spiderwort: Spiderworts are weak-stemmed plants that grow up to 1 foot long. They produce a watery juice and have folded, straplike leaves. The 3-petaled flowers, opening at dawn and fading by mid-afternoon, are surrounded by many buds.

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  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 2 years ago

    Very well captured!

  • Thank you so much, Stephen!!

    – lorilee

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Great macro!

  • Thanks, Rick!!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Lori.. wonderful picture, really interesting. Looking forward to more!

  • Thank you, John!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Great action work, great macro also

  • Thank you so much, Byron & Julie!!

    – lorilee

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Lorilee
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks, Colleen!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Valerie!! You’re very kind!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work :)

  • Thank you so much, Julie!!

    – lorilee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice detailed shot

  • Thanks, Kala!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

    Such things are hard to do. Congratulations.

  • Thank you, Fred!!! :o)

    – lorilee

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