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  Hover Fly (Episyrphus sp)





Hover Fly | Episyrphus sp photo
Hover Fly approaching flower just out of the photo frame

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Hover Fly | Episyrphus sp photo
Hover Fly feeding on Rondeletia flower

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HOVER FLY FACTS

Identification
This Hover Fly may be Episyrphus viridaureus. It has orange-yellow body with narrow dark bands like a wasp. The eyes are reddish.

Size
10mm

Food
adults feed on nectar.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Syrphidae
Genus:Episyrphus
Species:sp
Common Name:Hover Fly