Diptera: Flies - Alex Wild Photography
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A predatory syrphid fly larva sneaks up behind an oleander aphid (Aphis nerii) for a quick snack.  Syrphids are excellent control agents for pest aphids.  Arizona.

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A predatory syrphid fly larva sneaks up behind an oleander aphid (Aphis nerii) for a quick snack. Syrphids are excellent control agents for pest aphids. Arizona. filename: syrphidlarva1

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