Monday, 7 July 2014

More Flower (or Hover) Flies... 

On June 27th I posted about encountering and photographing a female Sphaerophoria contigua on June 12th (see Flower (or Hover) Flies Fill the Gap...). Just a few weeks later, on July 4th, I had the chance to photograph the male of this same species and here he is. Note that the compound eyes meet at the top of the head and compare to the eyes of the female. There's also sexual dimorphism in the colour and pattern of the end of the abdomen.

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