COMMON HOVER FLY FACTS
The Common Hover Fly is a slim bodied fly with reddish brown eyes, dark thorax and black and yellow banded abdomen. The larvae is brownish grub. This fly is sometimes mistaken for a wasp.
various habitats including parks, gardens, woodland
Adult flies feed on nectar and pollen, and can be seen hovering over flowers before landing.
Female flies lay eggs on leaves. The eggs hatch into grubs like maggots which feed on aphids
Melangyna viridiceps is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
|Common Name:||Common Hover Fly|