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Common Hoverfly

Ischiodon scutellaris


Common throughout Australasia, hoverfly larvae often dwell in stagnant water or decaying organic matter. Adult hoverfly feed primarily on nectar but are known to eat aphids and are used in industry as a biocontrol measure against such.


Extremely diverse.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2012
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012

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