Syrphid Fly
Genus Sphaerophoria

syrphid fly
This fly was especially cordial about me taking pictures. © Carol Davis, 8-5-2011

yellow and black fly
"Wait! Let me pose for you. Notice my long graceful legs and elongated body. I am gorgeous!" © Carol Davis, 8-5-2011

These are tiny elegant-looking flies that I find all over the Jordanelle wetlands in Wasatch County, Utah.
The larvae of the flies in this genus prey upon aphids while adults feed on nectar.  Syrphid flies are
often mistaken for bees because of their yellow and black stripes. Some flies even buzz like bees
  © Carol Davis 8-5-2011

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