Black-banded Hoverfly

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Black-banded hoverflyGenus: Episyrphus
Species: Episyrphus viridaureus
Common names: Black-banded Hoverfly
ALA reference

This little hoverfly was the most common fly visitor to the Commelina flowers where it fed on the nectar. Hoverflies lay their eggs on plants where the hatching larvae can feed on aphids.

(April 2012)