Looking At Insects. #10

Hi everyone!

We are back with another flower fly for today. This one is the “Oblique Stripetail”. It really has a unique and interesting pattern on it! This flower fly is just 1/4 inch (6mm) long and such a beauty in something so small. These small flies can hover effortlessly and dart off in any direction very fast, so it is easy to lose them. They feed on nectar of a variety of flowers and also spend time near aphids where they feed on the honeydew from the aphids. They are a common flower fly in the month of July. Have a great weekend all of you and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

5 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #10

    • Thanks so much Sharon! They are a pretty little fly. Yep, nice warm day, but cooler tomorrow.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ˜ŽπŸ“·

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