Syrphid Flies

Syrphid Flies also called Hover Flies or Flower Flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. The adults of Syrphid Flies feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Hoverflies
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2 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

incredible, were these taken using a macro lens? x

birdy said...

Thanks for your comment and appreciation. All these pictures are taken with manual lens using a lower quality Fujifilm Finepix f20 camera.