What is this fly?
Location: Venice, California
October 21, 2011 11:26 pm
I saw this in my yard in Venice, CA. Just wondering what it is. I have never seen anything like it before or since and have been unable to find it online. Thanks!
Signature: Aaron H.

Hover Fly

Hi Aaron,
Sadly, this lovely California Hover Fly or Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae has no common name other than the general name attributed to the entire family.  The species is
Eristalinus taeniops which you may verify on Bugguide.

Location: California

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