Wasp-mimicking Hover Fly feeding on Leptospermum flower.
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This Ceriana species is banded black and orange like a wasp. The antennae appear to be joined at the bottom and branch out in a y-shape? They probably mimic wasps to deter predators.
Can be seen hovering over plants and foraging in flowers.
adults feed on nectar. Some species of hover fly are important pollinators of plants.
|Common Name:||Wasp-mimicking Hover Fly|