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Flesh fly - Sarcophaga sp.

By Mendipman  
A late summer shot from last year at a location on the Mendips which always has a good show of Devil's Bit Scabious. This attracts a lot of insects with good number of butterflies and hoverflies as they feed on the nectar that the flowers produce. Also attracts big flies like this Flesh fly. This individual spent the night perched on a flower that not yet opened on the edge of a patch. The sun had just started to rise so I was able to get a bit more illumination on one side of the fly.

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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Crab Spider, very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Morning Wildlife Nature Autumn Macro Blue Fly Sunrise Natural Green Close up Flies Somerset September Brown Natural light Mendips Flesh fly Diptera Detailed Wildlife and nature True Fly Sarcophagidae GB Gruffy Heath McDonald Mendip Wildlife Photography Sarcophaga sp. VC6

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19 Jan 2020 3:36PM
Excellent Heath, they will soon be with us again,
19 Jan 2020 5:32PM
Well captured.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Jan 2020 7:03PM
So much detail in this excellent close up!

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