If I brought one back, would you eat this? You know when a big, juicy, harmless, herbivore presents itself to the world with this type of coloration, there must be something that is deterring predators from completely annihilating its population.
I don’t know if this is a Syrphid (hoverfly), but it was certainly hovering. Generally, Syrphids have some yellow-black patterning, but this individual lacked that generally obvious characteristic. I only took two photographs of the fly, but both turned out kind of cool.
||A cropped copy of the the image above…
I lost my machete. I left it on a bench and it’s gone… as is a piece of me. Que triste.
I collected about 50 lbs of Nymphaea amazonum today.