Hover Fly, Syrphus sp., in flight

Hover Fly, Syrphus sp., in flight

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hover fly. High-speed photograph of a hover fly Syrphus sp., in flight. Large compound eyes can be seen on the head; the mouthparts are yellow. Hover flies (family: Syrphidae) number over 4600 known species, many of which resemble in appearance the stinging Hymenoptera such as wasps and bees.

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Keywords: animal, compound eye, flight, fly, hover, hover fly, hoverfly, in flight, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, surphys sp., wildlife, zoology

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