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:

Also called hover flies or flower flies.


Learn to identify:

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

My Take:

Take 2:


  1. Cindy said:

    This fly has a wasp waist !

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