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Subject: wasps
Location: Uhweisen, Switzerland
September 19, 2012 6:13 am
Could you please tell me what the insect on the left is?
Signature: JPB

Flower Fly

Hi again JPB,
This is a lovely photo.  This is not a wasp.  It is a fly in the family Syrphidae, and the members of the family are frequently called Flower Flies or Hover Flies.  Mistaking it for a wasp is understandable as many members of the family mimic stinging insects like wasps and bees.  Here is information on the North American Flower Flies from BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Switzerland

One Response to Flower Fly Switzerland

  1. Bill Dean Canada says:

    Sphaerophoria

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