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Syrphid fly

Toxomerus geminatus


Also called flower flies, 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.Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals despite their mimicry of more dangerous wasps and bees, which serves to ward off predators,


A species of flower fly found from eastern Canada south to Texas.

1 Species ID Suggestions

misako 10 years ago
hover fly
Toxomerus geminatus toxomerus - Toxomerus geminatus - BugGuide.Net

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Glad you enjoyed it, acremoth99. :)

AntonWahyudi 10 years ago

great series of hoverfly friend..

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Added two photos I got today.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Thank you, Misako!

KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful series Maria!

misako 10 years ago


alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures for making an ID! Possibly a bee fly "Diptera"

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2012
Submitted on Mar 30, 2012

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