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 this one was laying eggs on southern beeblossom before settling in on the frogfruit for a drink.

photo of larvae: https://centralfloridacritteroftheday.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/syrphid-fly-larvae-dioprosopa-clavata/

Also called hover flies or flower flies.

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-28_hover_or_syrphid_flies.htm

Learn to identify: http://www.canacoll.org/Diptera/Staff/Skevington/Syrphidae/Baccha_Pseudodoros/Baccha_Pseudodoros.jpg

Shown on Florida Native Plant:  TURKEY TANGLE FOGFRUIT; CAPEWEED (Phyla nodiflora)

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

Take 2: http://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/aphids-are-good-wait-what/

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3 comments
  1. Cindy said:

    This fly has a wasp waist !

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