Syrphid Fly  (two photos)
Scaeva pyrastri


Scaeva pyrastri
This cool-looking male fly on Antelope Island, who appears to have a weird hat (which is actually a
pair of hairy eyes), 
is very beneficial, especially for flowers in your garden.  © Carol Davis 9-7-2016

syrphid fly
According to Bugguide, Scaeva pyrastri during their larval
 stage can eat
over 500 aphids.  © Carol Davis 9-7-2016

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