Hoverfly head

Hoverfly head

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hoverfly head. Close-up of the head of a hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), showing its two large compound eyes and small antennae (orange) between them. This is a large hoverfly found in woodland habitats. Its larvae feed on dead insects and excrement inside the nests of wasps and bees.

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Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, arthropod, arthropods, biological, biology, black background, close-up, compound eye, detail, entomological, entomology, eyes, fauna, hover fly, hover-fly, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, macro, nature, volucella pellucens, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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