BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

HOVERFLY

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Not only attractive little insects, hoverflies also serve a useful purpose. They are pollinators, their larvae prey on aphids and other plant destroying insects. Their appearance wards off predators as they mimic wasps and bees and yet they are generally harmless. They pack a powerful punch in a tiny package!

22 thoughts on “HOVERFLY

  1. I too enjoy taking photos of the hoverflies in my garden. They are indeed glorious. I really like your photo!

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  2. They are not bees, they are not dangerous, they are our best friends in our garden 🙂

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  3. One of my favorite subjects. Nice shot.

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  4. Nice capture, Belinda. I love these little guys!

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  5. I never knew what they were. As kids in NYC we called them ‘sweat bees’. Why I don’t know, but it was NYC and we didn’t have many people who knew any better 😀

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  6. Delightful tribute and stunning photo, Belinda.

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  7. I really like the scale of this photo – nice sense of proportion, and the hover fly is a very attractive insect.

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  8. Beautifully done, Belinda!

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  9. Nice composition and detail on the plant as well as the fly.

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  10. Beautiful portrait, and image too.

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