Hover Fly

Stephen Liptrot

Blaenavon, United Kingdom

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Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Nikon D300 – Sigma 105 DG Macro lens

Featured in the JPG Cast Off’s group AUG 2010.
Featured in the The Weekend Photographer JULY 2011.
Featured in the Close ups in Nature group JULY 2011.
Featured in the Bugs & Animals on Flowers group JULY 2011.
Featured in the Photographers Craft group DEC 2012.
Featured in the Amazing Wildlife group DEC 2012.
Featured in the Bugs & Animals on Flowers group DEC 2012.

Winner of the Amazing Wildlife Challenge – Honey Time AUG 2011.

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