Macro, Nature, Photography Up Close Posted by Heyjude on September 12, 2022September 12, 2022 and personal… Rhingia campestris (Common Snout). Rhingia is a genus of hoverflies. They all have a very distinctive long snout. This one appears to have tiny mites on its body. Feeding on Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related
I was taking a photo of the Verbena as it has such interesting colours at this time of the year, the hoverfly is a bonus!
Fabulous photo Jude 🙂
Thanks Brian, it was such a still day that I thought I’d take my prime lens out for a wander – should have put the macro lens on!
I do a lot of macros with my telephoto 🙂
I do too, Brian!
Thanks Margaret. The verbena is a lovely colour now. The hoverfly a bonus. I never knew there were ones with snouts!
Quite! Very strange …
As you do! Have a good week, hon!
Yes, I do like to get in close, though there are a few too many spiders around the garden now. Urgh!
A wonderful photo! I never seem to manage to capture those mall details.
It was a rare still day so I was out looking for insects. Should really have put the macro lens on, but too lazy 😂
A beauty of a shot, Jude.
Fabulous macro shot, Jude.
Thanks Carol. I really ought to have put the macro lens on. Next time!
Thank you 😊
I never knew the common name for this species.
I wasn’t sure what it was until I looked it up.
We only get one snouted one here in Ireland but I have only known it by its scientific name, Rhingia campestris
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