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  Common Hover Fly (Ischiodon scutellaris)





Common Hover Fly | Ischiodon scutellaris photo
Common Hover Fly

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COMMON HOVER FLY FACTS

Identification
The Common Hover Fly has black and yellow striped abdomen and looks a bit like a wasp. They are often seen hovering near flowers. They feed on nectar and help to pollinate the flowers. The larvae are brown.

Food
adults feed on nectar, larvae fed on aphids

Breeding
Larvae feed on aphids and pupate on plant stems.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Syrphidae
Genus:Ischiodon
Species:scutellaris
Common Name:Common Hover Fly