Looking At Insects. #11

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful day. Well, today we have another flower fly for you, and this time we have both the male and female. We already saw the “Margined Calligrapher” in a previous post, this time we have the “Eastern Calligrapher”.

This is the female.

These are small flower flies, they average from about 1/4 inch to just under 1/3 inch (6.1 to 7.6mm). They are a common flower fly and can be found from June to September in our area.

And here we have the male.

Flower flies are abundant in different species, we have over 100 species in our area. They are also important pollinators for flowers of all kinds. Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

27 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #11

  1. Aww you got special eyes to distinguish between male and female ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ they both look identical to my dumb eyes ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜… have a wonderful Thursday โœจ๐Ÿ’

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    • Oh my, no, not the same at all. Notice the female is shorter and rounder, the male is long and thin. Plus the color is a bit different too.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ท


      • Ahhh … Now i see… Perfect.! Didn’t I said you have special eyes ๐Ÿ‘€โ˜บ๏ธ thanks for clarifying me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜now I can differentiate too๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘

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      • You’re welcome Simon! Yep, I am always watching for those little differences in things so I things that others miss. Glad you can see it now!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Š


      • You taught me that, thank YOU ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ soon I’ll be an insect expert ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ with ur training ofcourse ๐Ÿ˜‡

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      • If you go by my training you could be in trouble with lots of bee stings and insect bites!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น


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