What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Flying nectar loving bugs
Location:  Sydney, Australia
October 14, 2010 5:58 pm
Two that I photographed yesterday around a flowering bush in Sydney, Australia.
None of my friends can identify either of them and so far I’ve been unable to identify them on-line.
Signature:  Mike Gordon

Common Hover Fly

Hi Mike,
For classification purposes in our own confusing archives, we like to have each species of insect identified on its own posting.  The first image you have submitted to us we quickly identified on the Brisbane Insect website as the Common Hover Fly,
Melangyna viridiceps, though in the photograph posted there, the wings are covering the abdomen of the insect and the markings are not as apparent.  We followed the link provided to the Csiro website, and the photo provided there indicates a much more obvious match.

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