Wasp-mimicking Temnostoma fly

I was planting some native plants on campus today and saw a syrphid fly mimicking a wasp by holding its front legs out front like a wasp's antenna.  I believe it is a Temnostoma sp., which I saw a similar one more than four years at Algonquin.

Temnostoma syrphid fly
Nature is so fascinating!

1 comment:

Tim said...

On first glance, I thought it was surely a wasp. I wouldn't have noticed it to be a fly without your hint.

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