Subject: Mystery bug on garage door
Location: Fullerton, CA
February 5, 2017 7:54 pm
Please solve our big mystery. I ve tried going to several bug sites to identify this thing to no avail. Can you please step in?
Signature: Greg Castro

Hover Fly

Dear Greg,
We believe we have correctly identified your Hover Fly or Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae as
 Fazia (Allograpta) micrura thanks to the images posted to the Natural History of Orange County, California page.  Many harmless members of the family mimic stinging bees and wasps as a defense mechanism against predators.

Thank you so much for the speedy reply! Much appreciated!

Location: Fullerton, California

2 Responses to Hover Fly

  1. Pamela E Sons says:

    We have all these hover flies, they are swarming us. What can we do…
    Do they bite, I smacked one it was filled with blood…

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