Hoverfly

by Adrian Morris July. 14, 2021 195 views

This is a hoverfly. These are true flies belonging to the diptera order of insects. The Latin name means two wings. They are so called because, unlike other orders of insects, flies have only two wings. In the far distant past they had four but over many millennia two have degenerated. Apparently there are more than 270 species of hoverfly in the UK, plus more who migrate during the summer.

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David Nurse 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Great timing and focus spot on. A lovely image.

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Adrian Morris Replied to David Nurse 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thank you David.

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Tsao T-F 2 months ago

Beautiful capture with a very special view, my friend.
Besides, thanks for the information of "only two wings".

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Adrian Morris Replied to Tsao T-F 2 months ago

Thank you, T-F. Much appreciated.

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Jay Boggess 2 months ago

WOW! Incredible macro. Wonderful tight focus, lovely bokeh, razor sharp detail and beautiful colors! +1

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Adrian Morris Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Thank you Jay. Much appreciated.

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

I've always considered them to be little spies. Hanging around in the air, watching everything ...

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Adrian Morris Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Perhaps you're right. I can see many of them now around the roses in our front garden. I think they're trying to see what I'm doing on the computer.

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Björn Roose Replied to Adrian Morris 2 months ago

The government is everywhere smile

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Adrian Morris Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

smile

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