Tapered Drone Fly Eristalis pertinax Male & Female

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 3,134 Major grins

Eristalis hoverflies have the aquatic larvae known as "rat-tailed maggots".

I usually find E. tenax the Drone Fly. The patterns are variable in both species but this one has the yellow front tarsi.

These were on ragwort yesterday.

I think the first image is of a female and the second is definitely a male.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/160 at f10 ISO 250, hand held.



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