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Friday, 7 April 2017

Where is Adrian When He's Needed?

It's probable that CJ will identify this Diptera but if Adrian had still been in Blogland I'm sure that he or one of his readers would have been on the case tout de suite. My best guess is a Cynomya mortuorum but I could be way out. Diptera are really not my strong point. It was on a Grape Hyacinth in my garden today.  I thought it was rather beautiful.





23 comments:

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! What stunning photos!! Beautiful...thanks for sharing, Graham. :)

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    1. It's a bit early in the year Lee so I was quite fortunate and the fly was quite drowsy too.

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  2. I can't help with identification but you have some awesome photos.

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  3. Your pictures are always great. I don't know how you do it!
    Aren't grape hyacinths lovely? In German, these are called "Baureb├╝ble" (literally "farmers' boys"), because until about 150 years ago, farmers often wore sturdy work shirts dyed in this particular shade of blue.

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    1. Meike on this occasion it was luck. The fly was drowsy in the relatively cold weather and I was taking a photo on my phone when I noticed it.

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  4. It looks very much like the one I took some photos of a few years ago now. Not sure if you can access this post on my original blog but I will add the link just in case http://thebalancingkiwi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-mixed-bag-wednesday.html

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    1. Serenata the blog is a closed blog so even with the link I can't see it unfortunately.

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    2. Ah, I will have to see if I can sort that out. Have sent you an email with the photos in it.

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  5. I'm here, it's a Bluebottle; Calliphora vomitoria.
    I may start posting again as there are a few insects about. Just rebuilt another Kawasaki Mule and hopefully will soon start on a Honda CF 250 or 400 dirt bike. I'm very busy.

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    1. Thank you Adrian. I wasn't too far away then: a fellow Blow-Fly. Good to know that you're there, busy and reading blogs occasionally and perhaps about to regale us with your wit and wisdom and photos again.

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  6. I like the luminescence but I can't say it's beautiful, flies are just flies to me.
    Great photos though and a very pretty hyacinth :)

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    1. Yes Kylie I'm not too good at identifying flies either although I was pretty sure this was a Blow-fly of one sort or another.

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  7. Well done, Graham, you coaxed Adrian from the woodwork!! You should have known he couldn't resist a fly. It would be great to see him back, I miss his photos and his wacky humour. The hyacinth is lovely and you got some great shots of its visitor. (I've missed your posts lately, too!)

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    1. Pauline I seem to have been so busy one way and another. I've a busy moth or two coming up and then visitors all summer (CJ's coming up!) so there should be plenty of opportunities for some posts from around the Island.

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    2. Hope you guys raise a glass and think of me! It would be so lovely to visit with both of you together... sigh.

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    3. That would indeed be great Mrs S. Pop over you'll be very welcome.

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  8. very good closeup, looks like the fly is enjoying himself.

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    1. Thanks Any. It does rather doesn't it. It was taken with my cellphone because I didn't have time to go back into the house for my camera.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. It might have been better if I'd been able to get my camera and put a macro lens on it.

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  10. Great shots for a mobile phone, Graham!

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