CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Syrphid Fly (Dioprosopa clavata)
I’m happy today. This is the first adult of this species I have encountered. I’ve met the larvae on a couple of occasions, but never mom (dad?). This beneficial pollinator uses aphids as a larval host.
Also called hover flies or flower flies.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: PAINTEDLEAF; FIRE-ON-THE-MOUNTAIN (Poinsettia cyathophora)