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Syrphid Fly

Syrphid Flies

Posted by John Fulton -

What most people call sweat bees are actually syrphid flies. Many people are commenting about the yellow and black "sweat bees" flying around everywhere the last week. If you have several in an area, you can hear the drone as the wings vibrate. Syrphid fly is a generic name given to an entire group of flies. There are some differences in appearance and color, but the yellow and black color is t...

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