Hover, Fly!

This hoverfly, photographed pollinating the Shiro plum flowers, looks very much like a tiny bee, but its short antennae and (purple) compound eyes give it away. The syrphid fly is a quiet and beneficial insect; its larvae eat (and control) aphids that destroy fruit and flowers.

Hoverfly on Shiro Plum Bud


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