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Mexican Cactus Fly
Mexican Cactus Fly (Copestylum mexicanum: Syrphidae) ca. 2.0 cm (0.8 in) long. Nectaring eastern annual saltmarsh aster (Symphyotricum subulatum: Asteraceae).
Post Oak Savannah vegetation area. Open park with scattered pecan and post oak trees with small riparian woodlands adjacent to an un-named creek at ca. 88 m (289 ft) elevation.
Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
November 2020
Scientific name
Copestylum mexicanum
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A lovely setting for this well detailed capture, Stanley.
fantastic capture with brilliant colors and details and a gorgeous composition, Stanley, a real topper, many tfs!!!
A wonderful colourfully lit macro shot with fine detail Stanley. Brilliant, well done.
Wow! Does he match those asters, or is it the asters themselves mirroring in his eyes?
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That's a really attractive fly that one Stanley, and that aster is very pretty too!!

A super picture my friend. Many thanks for showing it to us.

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