What is this?
I was playing around taking macro shots this one day in Sept and I came across this blue looking hoverfly. I have no idea what it is, first time I’ve seen this and I was curious to know what it was??
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
We cannot find an exact match on BugGuide, but we believe your Hover Fly looks similar to one pictured that is identified as being in the genus Melangyna. We hope one of our readers can provide a better match or identification. Eric Eaton wrote in with this: “Daniel: I don’t have anything to say about that one! I do wonder if the blue is an artifact of lighting, a symptom of a fungal infection, or something else abnormal….Glad you got the Thai ‘bycid ID. Eric”