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Four-spotted Aphid Flies  Dioprosopa clavata,Four-spotted aphid fly,Geotagged,Summer,Trinidad and Tobago,black,hovering,large eyes,mating,white Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. More info here:
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/14095
    Posted 4 years ago
  2. lol.. it took a moment to realize that was not a reflection Posted 4 years ago
  3. Lovely!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Karthik Posted 4 years ago
  4. Nice! That's a really good shot. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Stuart Posted 4 years ago
  5. Fantastic!!!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire Posted 4 years ago
  6. Wow.. really a rare shot! Posted 4 years ago

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The Four-spotted Aphid Fly is the only species in the genus Dioprosopa in North America. This fly takes nectar from flowers and lays its eggs singly on vegetation near aphid colonies. This strategy gives the hatching larva an opportunity to find food immediately and begin feeding on aphids. This fly is an important biological agent controlling Brown Citrus Aphid in citrus growing areas of the US and Puerto Rico.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jul 17, 2015. Captured Jun 26, 2015 08:00 in First Street, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm