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Syrphid Fly - female

Toxomerus marginatus

Description:

This is a tiny hover fly - less than 1/4" - Adults feed on nectar and pollen. The larvae feed on garden pests, including aphids & small caterpillars and are considered to be beneficial predators.

Habitat:

Native to North America - Commonly found visiting flowers from April to November.

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Northview, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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