Family of flies, the hover flies.
Album: Syrphidae
Many photographs of hoverflies in this family.
All About Hoverflies
A study by C V Duke of these insects, their classification, biology and life cycle, with a gallery of common British species.
Allograpta obliqua
Provides photographs and information on this hover fly, its distribution, identification, life history, habits, the pests eaten by its larvae and the parasites which attack it.
Aspen Hoverfly: Hammerschmidtia ferruginea
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
BugwoodWiki: Syrphid Flies
Photographs and information on these insect predators in the family Syrphidae.
Ceriana sp: Wasp-mimicking Hover Fly
Description, other information and a photograph.
Common Hover Fly (Melangyna viridiceps)
Photograph and information on this species.
Eristalinus punctulatus: Native Drone Fly
Description, other information and several photographs.
The Evolution of Imperfect Mimicry in Hoverflies
Article by Francis Gilbert describing Batesian mimicry and discussing the extent to which hoverflies succeed in mimicing bees, wasps and bumblebees. [PDF]
The Evolutionary Ecology of Hoverflies
Francis Gilbert's research on the Syrphidae.
Family Syrphidae
Photographs of flies in this family found in North America, provided by BugGuide.
Golden Hoverfly: Callicera spinolae
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Hover Flies
Article by Dave Pehling on hover flies (fly family Syrphidae), adult characteristics and some larval habits.
Hover Fly (Episyrphus sp)
Photograph and information on this fly which may be Episyrphus viridaureus.
Hoverflies
Photographs and identifying features of Eristalis arbustorum, E. intricarius, E. pertinax and E. tenax.
Hoverflies of Adur
Many photographs of hoverflies and much information about them.
Hoverfly (Simosyrphus grandicornis)
Photographs and information on this species.
Ischiodon scutellaris: Common Hover Fly
Description, other information and a photograph.
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