Hover-fly (Syrphus ribesii)
   
Actual size 10mm, Yorkshire UK

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm f/13, 1/160 with multiple fill in flash

A fly from the family Syrphidae (hover-flies).  Beautiful and elegant, with a deserved reputation as the most accomplished flier of all insects.


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