Syrphid Fly  (two photos)
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.

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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