Syrphid fly Larvae (Dioprosopa clavata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Syrphid fly Larvae (Dioprosopa clavata)

BENEFICIAL. Can easily be mistaken for caterpillars. In the larval stage shown, they are voracious eaters of Aphids (shown). As flying adults they are important pollinators.

syn. Pseudodoros clavatus

Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BEEBLOSSOM (Gaura angustifolia)

My take: http://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/who-are-you-calling-a-caterpillar/

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3 comments
    • Loret said:

      Thanks Cynthia. Didn’t really see the aphids until I got it up on the screen….old eyes. Thank heavens for digital cameras!

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