Hoverfly flying towards Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers on colorful, blurred background by Laura Stolfi for Stocksy United

Hoverfly flying towards Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers on colorful, blurred background

Hoverflies, also known as flower flies, or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. Their larvae prey upon pest insects, like aphids and the leafhoppers. Therefore, they are seen in biocontrol as a natural means of reducing the levels of pests.

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Uploaded 13 March, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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