Syrphid Fly (Palpada sp. likely agrorum)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Syrphid Fly (Palpada sp. likely agrorum)

New species for me.  This one is considerably smaller than others I have seen in the genus.

They are Bee mimics.  Other common names: hover fly; flower fly

As a member of the Tribe Eristalini  the larvae live in organic rich water.

Learn: https://bugguide.net/node/view/12649

Key: http://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/mylmst_23/mylmst_23_445.HTM

Shown on Florida Native Plant GROUNDSEL TREE; SEA MYRTLE (Baccharis halimifolia), a.k.a. Saltbush

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