Syrphid Fly
Genus Eupeodes
"Hover Fly"

syrphid fly

side view of Eupeodes
This Eupeodes was found on on my Cleome plants in Taylorsville, Utah.  It was very tiny.  Mature flies feed on nectar
and larvae feed on lots of things including aphids, decaying vegetation and wet wood (to mention a few). 
Here's a synopsis of Eupeodes on Bugguide.net.  © Carol Davis 9-24-2009

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