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Hoverfly #2
Frank Brault

Hoverfly #2

Southington, CT

Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects." Wikipedia

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joer24-Nov-2011 05:33
I like the Fly
bill friedlander02-Oct-2011 23:21
I like this one more than the last. The details and colors are great, and look at those eyes. V
Doug Cruden02-Oct-2011 20:33
Second go at this cool dude - his shades are just fantastic :o))