Female Syrphid Fly  (two photos)
Bee or wasp mimic
Ceriana tridens

ceriana syrphid fly
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

syrphid fly
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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