Syrphid Fly (Palpada albifrons)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Syrphid Fly (Palpada albifrons)

Moderate to large hoverflies; Larvae live in organic rich water. (source:

Bee mimic.

Other common names: hover fly; flower fly

species identification:

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba


  1. I can’t help but notice Bidens Alba is very popular with our small world!

    • Loret said:

      a fellow wildlife encounter documenter refers to it as the photographers go-to native plant!

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