Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Syrphid Fly

Syrphid Fly (Syritta pipiens)

Found throughout North America.

Identification: Distinctive feature in both sexes is the apical third of the hind femur having a row of spines along the ventral edge.

Food: Adults take nectar from flowers of a wide variety of herbaceous plants. Larvae feed on wet decaying organic matter such as cattle dung and silage.

Source: BugGuide