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Yellowjacket Hoverfly

Milesia virginiensis


A Yellowjacket Hoverfly, a member of the Syrphidae family of flies, feeding on Swamp Rose flowers (Rosa palustris). Related Resource: Editor's Note: I saw the coolest insect at Huntley Meadows Park yesterday. I've never seen anything like it. Look closely -- it looks like it's wearing sunglasses! Thanks to "JuanDiTrani" for the helpful comment!


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


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1 Comment

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

its a Syrphid fly

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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