Tag Archives: Annual Fleabane

07.28.2021 A favorite visitor-Eastern Calligrapher

Do you have a favorite fly?  How about a favorite Hoverfly? This is mine.  These are tiny pollinators that do indeed hover.  They can fly backwards, maybe other flies do also, and their wings often iridesce. There is just a … Continue reading

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11.17.2014 The Fleabane and the Fly

Yesterday Steve Scwartzman posted a Hover Fly image and suggested I post one that I mentioned in comment.  This is an oldie, from 2008, that I made along my driveway. Hover, Flower or Syrphid Fly (Toxomerus marginatus) on a Daisy or … Continue reading

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