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Hover-fly with snout

By petebfrance
Came across this while looking for butterflies.
About the size of a hornet, looks like one and even makes an angry buzzing sound like one when disturbed.
Closest in my book on insects (the book makes me shudder every time I open it) is Rhingia Campestris. The colours are different, but they may be related.
Looks like some sort of robot insect to me.

Thank-you for looking at, commenting and voting on the previous effort.

Tags: Wildlife Insect Hover fly Wildlife and nature

Voters: tommyld, Niknut, NDODS

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tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 1:04PM
Lovely macro work with excellent colour and detail.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 5:10PM
A rather beautiful close up photograph depicting the rather gorgeous looking Hover Fly, having a spot of lunch, beautiful natural colours and rather defined detail, superb.

Regards Nathan

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