Common Name:  Flower Flies

Description:  Flower flies mock the appearance of a bumble bee and are able to escape predation as a result of this. They have a spurious vein in the wing that bisects the radio-medial cross veins. The larvae are predaceous on aphids or live in decaying vegetation.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Bee mimics
  2. Spurious vein in wing bisects r-m crossvein

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Order:  Diptera