Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Amazing wasp mimic hover fly ovipositing!

I found this "wasp" at Sungai Tua last Saturday. I was completely fooled by its amazing mimicry that I really thought it was a wasp, despite having seen and read about it before. Silly me :D

I should have seen the halteres though.

Sorry about the bad light. I used my Sigma 150 with borrowed speedlight and snoot diffuser for these shots, not the MPE65. It was to big for the MPE.

Syrphidae, Ceriana sp
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Ovipositing animation here:

Highly recommended:


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