Hover fly on a wild radish blossom. Any help with a specific species name would be great.
Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA.
Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects. Wikipedia
Lat: 37.86, Long: -122.30
Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 23, 2012