A swarm of these insects was in my backyard over the weekend. They must have “hatched” into adults someplace nearby.
What is it?
It is an Elongate Flower Fly like I posted 2 years ago. How do we know it’s a fly and not a wasp or bee? I see a few clues:
- It has gigantic eyes. It is amazing how big the eyes are compared to the rest of its body.
- It has two short antennae.
- There is a blob (technical term) under the front of the wing. See it? These are halteres, which are a second set of wings that are very small- they help the fly balance while flying.