Blow flies on a Stapelia grandiflora flower

Blow flies on a Stapelia grandiflora flower

My 1st macro photo with over 500 000 views on Flickr: “Blow flies pollinating a Stapelia grandiflora flower” from Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.

The flies are being tricked by the flower, and their maggot eggs won’t survive as the flower will die soon (and the flower is not really a suitable host or food for the maggots).


Cuckoo Wasp pollinating Euphorbia flowers

A tiny (about 1 cm) Cuckoo Wasp (family Chrysididae) pollinating Euphorbia succulent flowers (Winter, July 2006, South Africa).

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Stapelia obducta flower macro

An extreme macro photograph of the Corona of a Stapelia obducta flower from the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.

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