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Eristalis tenax Insect Hover Fly Flower Fly Dipterus Brachycera Syrphid

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Origin : Italy (Lombardia)

Eristalis tenax cm 1.5-2 wingspan cm 1.5 Insect Hover Fly Flower Fly Dipterus Brachycera Syrphid.
Family: Syrphidae.
Common name: The Common Drone Fly or Dronefly.
Syn. Eristalis campestris, Musca tenax.

Its common name is due to the resemblance to the honeybee.
Classic example of "Batesian mimicry", which is a harmless Hoverfly that mimics a wasp or a dangerous Cleridae beetle with bright colors similar to signal flavors or odors.

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