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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Spot ID Characters for the Family

Syrphidae

Flower Flies




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Flower flies mock the appearance of a bumble bee and are able to escape predation as a result of this.  They have a spurious vein in the wing that bisects the radio-medial cross veins.  The larvae are predaceous on aphids or live in decaying vegetation.