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Varies (there are approx. 6,000 species of hoverflies)
Small fly about 1/2 inch or less in length. This particular species mimics a yellow jacket. It has one pair of clear wings. This one was brown with yellow bands on the abdomen.
Hoverflies can be found throughout the world expect in Antarctica. They are found in and around flowering plants.
This guy was found on our playground. There are not too many flowering plants on the playground, but we do have a garden nearby. So cool that it stayed long enough for us to get a picture.