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Virginia flower fly This particular species flies like, sounds like and physically mimics a yellowjacket wasp. Adults can be found in a variety of habitats ranging from forests and meadows to parks and backyard gardens. <br />
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I estimate 25 - 30 mm length.  Diptera,Geotagged,Macro,Milesia virginiensis,Summer,Syrphidae,United States,Virginia flower fly,Yellowjacket hover fly,arthropod,fauna,insect,invertebrate,news bee,pennsylvania,yellowjacket hover fly Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Virginia flower fly

This particular species flies like, sounds like and physically mimics a yellowjacket wasp. Adults can be found in a variety of habitats ranging from forests and meadows to parks and backyard gardens.

I estimate 25 - 30 mm length.

    comments (7)

  1. Classy shot as always! Posted one year ago
    1. Phew, that's nice to read! Found in a file I had missed and from when my photography skills were not as honed. Also concerned not enough detail, but glad you're happy with it. Posted one year ago
  2. Great shot Ruth Posted one year ago
    1. Cheers Niel. Posted one year ago
  3. Amazing photo Ruth, truly spectacular insect! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted one year ago
  4. I love this shot, the light is so nice and the colours are so pleasing. Great job Ruth ;-) Posted one year ago

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''Milesia virginiensis'', known generally as the yellowjacket hover fly or Virginia flower fly, is a species of syrphid fly in the family Syrphidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded May 13, 2021. Captured Jul 15, 2014 14:50 in 947 Sr2036, Coal Center, PA 15423, USA.