Daniel – What’s This Fly?
Location: Hawthorne, CA
August 21, 2011 8:21 pm
I think I’m done taking pictures for the day, but here is a fly that is new to me. I can’t remember the name of the succulent whose tiny bloom it was feeding on, but have attached a picture of it. Thanks for everything!
Signature: Anna Carreon

Flower Fly

Hi Anna,
Though it doesn’t resemble your other Flower Fly that we recently posted, this is also a Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae.  You will see by browsing through the images on BugGuide that this is a very diverse family.

Thanks very much.  I do realize that this is a very diverse family.  I did get a little more excited than normal about this particular fly because it’s so unlike most flies I’ve seen.

Ed. NOte:  August 23, 2011
We believe we have correctly identified this Flower Fly as
Pseudodoros clavatus based on photos posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on aphids.”

Location: California

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