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Transverse Hoverfly or Flowerfly

Eristalis transversa


This is not an ordinary fly. It not only mimics Honey Bee in terms of looks, but also behaves like one. It feeds on flower nectar so helps in pollination. Some of its species feed on aphids (plant lice) , so it protects plants from getting damaged from pests

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Lovely !

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jan 25, 2015
Submitted on Jan 25, 2016

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