Please identify this

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)August 11, 2013

This picture was taken in late June in central Illinois in my backyard. The leaf is of Gaillardia Arizona Sun.

I have looked all over the place. Some things make me think bee; while others make me think wasp. I am not convinced that it is either one!

I love the picture; but when people ask me what it is, I cannot answer. Help!


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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Syrphid fly, aka flower fly. Not a bee. Has only one pair of wings. Larvae of many kinds eat aphids.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 11:20PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I have lots of aphids for them to eat.


    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 12:34PM
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