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Hover Fly

Syritta pipiens

Description:

It always amazes me that I can still find new hover fly species in my garden. Syritta pipiens is a very common species of European hover fly. Sometimes called the thick-legged hoverfly, from its distinctive broad hind femora. They are fast nimble fliers, Larvae feed in rotting organic matter. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Mustard green blossom in urban house vegetable garden.

Notes:

http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_Syrphid...

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misako
Spotted by
misako

Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2012

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