Narcissus Bulb Fly  (two photos)
Family - Syrphid Flies
Species - Merodon equestris

Merodon equestris in Utah
This is another color variation of the Narcissus Bulb Fly (see other). I found many of these in Red Butte Garden
this day; in fact, I was shocked at how many I saw.  This fly bears an uncanny resemblance to the Deer Bot Fly,
but when I saw the bot fly on Antelope Island, I knew immediately it wasn't a bulb fly. © Carol Davis 6-19-2014


narcissus bulb fly
Narcissus Bulb Fly larvae are found (and dine) inside Narcissus bulbs. They are a non-native species.
I even found one in my yard in Taylorsville - and I have no Narcissus! The Pacific Bulb Society
has a page (which also shows the larvae) devoted to this pest. © Carol Davis 6-29-2014

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