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Date: 4-9-2009 3:55 PM
Subject: Local fly
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Tags:fly, insect, local insect, oh hai
Local fly


I found this little guy inside my kitchen. I scooped it up in a glass and brought it outside, and took its pic.



It appears to be a syrphid fly (possibly Epistrophe diaphana), commonly known as a flower fly or hoverfly. Hoverflies use mimicry to hide from their enemies (mostly birds or other insects). Their markings make them easily mistaken for wasps or bees. Last summer I saw many of them enjoying the spearmint blossoms in the back yard, along with bona-fide wasps and bees. This one is about 1/2" long.



Oh hai.





♪♫♪ I just wanna fly
put your arms around me, baby
spread your love and fly, fly ♪♫♪




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