Syrphid Fly (two photos)
Bee or wasp mimic
Looks like a wasp or bee, doesn't it?
That's what I thought it
was, except I noticed how strange the antennae
were. Well, I
found out that it's a Syrphid Fly. The larvae are predaceous
and the adults feed on nectar. ©
Carol Davis 5-21-2008
Such a gorgeous insect--it's hard to
believe it's a fly.
Found in a climbing rose in Salt Lake City, UT.
© Carol Davis, 5-27-2008
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