Syrphid Fly (Dioprosopa clavata)

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

Synonyms Pseudodoros clavatus

This beneficial pollinator uses aphids as a larval host and I spotted mom here laying eggs on the Bidens alba.

photo of larvae:

Also called hover flies or flower flies.


Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

My take:

Take 2:


  1. Cindy said:

    What a cool fly! Great photo too!

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