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Syrphid Fly

Spilomyia longicornis

Description:

Boldly patterned with yellow, orange and black, resembling wasps or honey bees. Some species even go so far as to wave their front legs in front of their face to mimic the jointed antennae of the potter wasps.

Habitat:

feeds on nectar and pollen

Notes:

Thanks for your help on this, I looked on bug net but didn't even knoe for sure where to start

1 Species ID Suggestions

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 10 years ago
Syrphid Fly
Spilomyia longicornis Species Spilomyia longicornis - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

PeterChereshnoski
PeterChereshnoski 10 years ago

Thanks Kieth, Steffi and Greg you made a good team!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 10 years ago

Nice spotting.

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 10 years ago

They are deffinately of the fly arena.

Steffi
Steffi 10 years ago

Hoverfly of some sort would be my guess.

PeterChereshnoski
Spotted by
PeterChereshnoski

New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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