TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography


2009-07-02-Episyrphus-balteatus-dorsal.jpg
Episyrphus balteatus271 views
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-armpit.jpg
Myathropa florea haltere268 viewsArmpit showing haltere
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-back-of-head.jpg
Myathropa florea "back of head"271 views... well its head fell off so here's a view not normally seen of the back of a hover-fly head and its proboscis
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-lateral.jpg
Myathropa florea 264 viewsLateral view
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-profile.jpg
Myathropa florea profile265 viewsThis specimen is "aged windowsill quality". You can see the compound eye gradually discolouring. The body hair is clumped because I had to wet clean it to remove a lot of dust and debris. I'm still looking for the ideal insect hair conditioner :)
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-wing-base.jpg
Myathropa florea wing271 viewsLong stack down the wing to show its veins and texture plus "Alula" fin at the base.
2009-08-20-Eristalinus-aeneus-face.jpg
Eristalinus aeneus (m)299 viewsInvasive species from Europe
2009-08-20-Eristalinus-aeneus-profile.jpg
Eristalinus aeneus (m)311 viewsInvasive species from Europe
2009-08-20-Eristalinus_aeneus-dorsal.jpg
Eristalinus aeneus (m)305 viewsInvasive species from Europe
2009-08-21-Eristalinus_aeneus-lateral.jpg
Eristalinus aeneus (m)311 viewsInvasive species from Europe
Body length 10mm
   
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