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Close up photo of hoverfly feeding on an autumn hawkbit flower

October 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Close up photo of hoverfly feeding on an autumn hawkbit flower
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 30th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is probably my last insect photo this year as the snow came to northern Norway today.
In this picture you can see a hoverfly (not sure about the species) feed on an autumn hawkbit (Leontodon autumnalis var. taraxaci) flower. This flower looks a bit like coltsfoot, but autumn hawkbit flowers, like the name implies, in the autumn.

I’m starting to get a collection of pictures of hoverflies feeding on flowers. Here are a few pictures:

  • Hoverfly feeding on cow parsley flowers
  • Hoverfly on a poppy flower
  • Hoverfly on dandelion flower
  • Information about the picture:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/11
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

    Tags: Flora · Flower · flower fly · Fly · Hoverfly · Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant

    1 response so far ↓

    • 1 Bobbie // Oct 12, 2007 at 8:12 pm

      I love how the yellow spots on the insect are an exact match to the color of the flower it is feeding on. Mother Nature sure knows what she’s doing.