Hoverfly


The picture of this Hoverfly was taken at the Bronx Zoo. The picture of this Hoverfly was taken with the CANON EOS20D and the CANON 100 macro lens and the CANON MR-14EX Marcro Ring Lite.

Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods.

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