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Syrphid larva

If you see a caterpillar near a cluster of aphids, don't squash it. It could very well be the larva of a syrphid or hover fly (family Syrphidae) and it's eating aphids. What do they look like? I happened to capture an image of a  tiny syrphid...

Syrphid larva
Syrphid larva

SYRPHID LARVA, on a rose leaf, is feeding on aphids. Soon it will become a flower fly or hover fly, like the one below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Adult syrphid fly
Adult syrphid fly

ADULT SYRPHID FLY feeds on nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM
Tags: hover fly (19), Louie Yang (13), syrphid fly (17), syrphid larva (1)

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