Syrphid Fly
Syritta pipiens

syrphid fly
Syrphid Flies are some of the most fascinating flies in the insect world. Many looks like flies and many look
like bees. They all have their distinctive shapes and colors. This one has a very strangely-shaped abdomen
and Schwarzenegger thighs (and possibly a higher IQ than Arnold).  © Carol Davis 8-29-2011

Syritta pipiens
This tiny fly was pollinating flowers by dining on pollen at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you
want to study bees and wasps, that is the place to do it. 
You can find a nice article on this fly here.  © Carol Davis 8-29-2011

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