Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Luke Chambers – (3) Sicus ferrugineus

By Luke Chambers

Male and female Ferruginous Bee-grabbers (Sicus ferrugineus) embraced in a post-mating cuddle. The smaller male is actually mate guarding, making sure no other potential suiters ruins their evening. Handheld focus stack.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: True flies
Species: Ferruginous Bee-grabber thick-headed fly, Sicus ferrugineus
Picture taken in: United Kingdom

Third image