One of the Quabbin Park wildflowers I look forward to every year is this lovely spike-Aureolaria virginica.
Most of the time I spent with these flowers I shared with bumblebees and the little Syrphids aka hover flies-possibly Toxomerus sp.
Most of the time the hover flies just sat of the lip of the flower and some had actually died there. I saw a few get ‘bullied’ out of the flower by the bumbles. The wings often get a stained glass effect which is a treat to capture.
Here’s an old image of one on a daisy fleabane along my driveway. from 2008 showing off the wings.