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Posts Tagged: rock primrose

Hovering

Hovering

Hover flies do know how to hover.   Like a helicopter with spinning blades, the hover fly lingers seemingly motionless in mid-air over a flower before zeroing down to feed on the nectar.   Sometimes they’re called...

Hovering
Hovering

HOVERING--A hover fly hovers over a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectaring
Nectaring

NECTARING--A hover fly gathers nectar from a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painting?
Painting?

A PAINTING? No, it's a hover fly Photoshopped. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:36 PM
Tags: hover fly (19), rock primrose (1), Syrphidae (8), syrphids (4)
 
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