Scaeva pyrastri.

By Paul_cats
I believe this hoverfly to be of the Scaeva pyrastri variety. Here it is feeding on some colurful Ragwart. Hope you like the shot and thanks for passing by.
Comments/Criticism/Mods all welcome.
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Tags: Insects Nature Macro Hoverfly Close up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
28 Oct 2010 6:37PM
He's a beauty, Paul, wonderful markings, and so kind of him to land on such a pleasing flower, too. (Not St. John's wort, though!) It looks very much like a climbing shrub that we have in Crete. Carol

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28 Oct 2010 6:41PM
The head is superbly sharp
Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 6:44PM
Quite so Carol. Just googled it. Not St Johns wort but cant find the correct ID. Will keep looking.
28 Oct 2010 6:48PM
Wonderful detail and colour Paul.

John Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 7:06PM
top drawer photography
Excellent capture
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 7:20PM
stunning detail paul fantastic colour and light a real gem top shot Wink
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 16 England
28 Oct 2010 7:29PM
cracking macro ,glad you knew his name,great shot.
Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 7:35PM
Flower now correctly ID'd as ragwart. Googled it Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Oct 2010 7:48PM
Stunning autumnal colors enhanced by the bee -- Lovely!
28 Oct 2010 8:11PM
Beautiful detailed shot.
28 Oct 2010 8:30PM
Lovely close up photography, excellent head detail, Hoverflie's find Ragwort very attractive.
28 Oct 2010 8:44PM
Awsum, everything is spot on.

mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 11:22PM
Super detail and colours here.
Excellent close up.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
29 Oct 2010 1:39AM
Great close-up, lovely colour and detail............Sandy
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Oct 2010 9:00AM
Excellent detail - got one of these earlier in the year .Smile
PhilT2 Plus
7 419 27 England
29 Oct 2010 9:44AM
Magnificent detail. Awesome shot
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 3:30PM
Splendid capture Paul - wonderful colours and detail
29 Oct 2010 10:53PM
stunning details
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
31 Oct 2010 9:57AM
Excellent! Deserves more attention than its had so far.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
15 Nov 2010 11:27PM
Another magnificent macro, marvellous detail and colour
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
10 Dec 2010 4:53AM
Sorry (for myself) I missed this stunning macro shot until now Paul, how on earth did you manage to come up with its species!
Rgds., JIm

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