Syrphid fly or Flower Flies

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Syrphid flies are sometimes called flower flies. They are normally brightly colored in yellows and blacks. Many people mistake these for bees. Larvae of syrphid flies occur in a variety of habitats. Many of them feed on aphids but some occur in sewage and others in decaying wood.

Syrphid fly larva
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