Posts Tagged: flower flies
Think of them as "the good guys" and "the good girls." Insects such as lacewings, lady beetles and...
A syrphid fly, aka flower fly or hover fly, nectaring on a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lacewing glows in the afternoon sun. Larvae eat such soft-bodied insects as mealybugs, psyllids, thrips, mites, whiteflies, aphids, small caterpillars, leafhoppers, and insect eggs, according to the UC IPM website. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The lady beetle, aka ladybug, is well known for its voracious appetite of aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Every insect looks prettier when it lands on a tower of jewels (Echiium wildpretti).When in full...
Cosmos flowers are somewhat like Libras. They balance. In fact, the word, ...
Syrphid on Cosmos
Patience. That's what it takes to capture images of syrphids, aka flower or hover flies. They are...
It's often mistaken for a honey bee. It's not a honey bee. It's a hover fly or flower fly. And...
Head of Hover Fly