Hover Flies (Flower Flies)

Challenge #19 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is just about hover flies, (Syrphid Flies), NOT bees, wasps, spiders etc. Hover flies look like bees, but are much smaller, and they have very different life styles. They DON'T collect pollen on their back legs, DON'T live in hives, DON'T have bee-like antennae, and they DON'T sting. Drone flies, (Eristalinae sub-species,) with spotted or striped eyes, are also welcome to be entered. The hover flies must be outside, on flowers, leaves, hovering around, or just doing what hover flies do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. Google hover flies; or go to http://bugguide.net/node/view/196/bgpage SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Hoverfly on Knapweed
Hover Flies
Too Busy To Notice Me
Last of the Summer Lobelia
Landed
Go green
Syrphidae_on_a_yellow_flower
In Flight
Final approach
Ready To Hover
Not  Now, I'm Busy
hoverfly1600px
Two for one
Hello Yellow
Toxomerus Hover Fly...rear view
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Hover Fly
Drone Fly
Hover Fly
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