What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: wtb
Location: san marcos tx
September 21, 2013 8:41 am
cant find anything like this in my books. hanging out by crepe myrtles. very small, half inch or less.
Signature: scott

Flower Fly

Flower Fly

Hi Scott,
This is a Flower Fly or Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae.  We believe we have correctly identified it as
Ocyptamus fascipennis thanks to images posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae prey on scale insects” which makes it a very beneficial insect in the garden.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: San Marcos, Texas

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