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Eristalinus aeneus
Eristalinus aeneus - detail of eyes
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DIPTERA
Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli 1763)
Buskett
10/10/13
Syrphidae
Eristalinus aeneus is a large species of fly which is often mistook for a bee when seen from a distance. This species is easy to identify because of the dotted pattern on the eyes. It was seen solitary hovering on flowers of Dittrichia viscosa.
Link:
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Close up of eyes