Syrphus ribesii – another beneficial hover fly

Syrphus ribesii, a common hover fly, on a lilac leaf
Syrphus ribesii, a common hover fly, on a lilac leaf

Another welcome visitor. The larvae of this hover fly feed on aphids. The adults pollinate various flowers.

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3 thoughts on “Syrphus ribesii – another beneficial hover fly”

  1. I really don’t like the sight of this one in my garden. But I just think of the benefits it can give to the soil and plants. In that way, I welcome them even more.

    1. I really like hover flies, but I know they can look a bit intimidating. But you’re right: think of their benefits and give them a warm welcome.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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