Mydas fly (Phyllomydas quercus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Mydas fly (Phyllomydas quercus)

Mydas Fly larvae are predatory. Adults feed at flowers.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/2760

http://asiloidflies.si.edu/content/life-history

Spider wasp mimic: http://www.uark.edu/ua/arthmuse/mydas.html

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/the-mydas-touch.html

Shown on Florida Native Plant: BALD-CYPRESS (Taxodium distichum)

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