Fly Fest

This fly fest is a selection of my best fly pics taken from April through to end of July. All bar two of them were found at Blashford Lakes nature reserve, the other two are from High Wood, Badbury Rings.

First the ones that either 1) I am able to identify or 2) I am able to make an educated guess.

i) Drone Fly (Eristalis pertinax)

Drone fly profile
Drone fly profile

ii) St Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci)  – 2 shot panorama

St Mark's Fly (Bibio marci) 2 shot panorama
St Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci) 2 shot panorama

iii) Tipula vittata cranefly

Green eye
Green eye

iv) Land caddis fly (Enoicyla pusilla)

Land caddis fly (Enoicyla pusilla)
Land caddis fly (Enoicyla pusilla)

v) Helophilus pendulus hoverfly

Helophilus pendulus hoverfly
Helophilus pendulus hoverfly

vi) Sphegina clunipes hoverfly

Sphegina clunipes hoverfly
Sphegina clunipes hoverfly

vii) A Snipefly (Family Rhagionidae)

A Snipefly
A Snipefly
Snipefly wings
Snipefly wings

viii) A gold snipefly (Family Rhagionidae)

A gold snipefly
A gold snipefly

ix) Robberflies

A robberfly
A robberfly
Robberfly II
Robberfly II

x) Dance/Dagger flies, 2nd shot is a Dance fly (Bicellaria vana)

Dance/Dagger fly
Dance/Dagger fly
All hail the plant!
All hail the plant!

xi) Possible thick-headed fly (Myopa buccata)

Possible thick-headed fly
Possible thick-headed fly

 

These are the flies that so far I have not be able to ID.

Orange Fly
Orange Fly
Purple Eyes
Purple Eyes
Leggy
Leggy
Silver Fly
Silver Fly
Mating flies
Mating flies
Red eyes
Red eyes

 

And finally the 2 shots from High Wood

Cleaning
Cleaning

I thank you!

I thank you!
I thank you!

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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