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Hovering in the Wind

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 40 mile-per-hour howling wind didn't seem to bother the syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly.     It clung to a blossom on the...

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Syrphids Back Again

Honing In

Have you seen the little syrphid flies, aka flower flies and hover flies, hovering around the early spring blossoms? We saw half a dozen of them...

Honing In
Honing In

A SYRPHID FLY (problably from the Genus Toxomerus) heads toward a white ceanothus blossom near Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Glitter
Glitter

WINGS GLITTERING in the sun, a syrphid fly lands on a white ceanothus blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 8:16 PM
Tags: flower fly (12), Robbin Thorp (237), Robert Bugg (4), syrphid fly (17), Syrphidae (8), Toxomerus (1)

Just Hovering

Hover Fly

It's often mistaken for a honey bee. It's not a honey bee. It's a hover fly or flower fly. And this one, hovering around the plants last Saturday...

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

A hover fly or flower fly, Syrphus opinator, rests on a stem in the Storer Gardens, UC Davis. You'll be seeing more of these hover flies as the weather warms. This photo was taken Saturday, Jan. 24. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Head of Hover Fly
Head of Hover Fly

HEAD OF HOVER FLY--This close-up photo shows the head of the hover fly, Syrphus opinator. The insect is often mistaken for a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Let Us Prey

Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly

Robert Bugg saw it first.   That’s entomologist Robert L. Bugg.   Bugg, who received his doctorate in entomology at...

Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly
Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly

A praying mantis snares a pipevine swallowtail butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Last flutter
Last flutter

It was the last flutter for this pipevine swallowtail butterfly after a praying mantis snared it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:20 PM
 
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