hoverfly http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/225/all en Aphid Eating Flower Fly Found in North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus <p><span>There are over 150,000 species of flies in the world! Most visitors who come to the Museum can name only a few of these flies (house fly, horse fly, or mosquito for examples) and many hold the belief that we would be better off without flies in our world. On Wednesday, January 18<span>,</span> we found a fly that I am sure will help you realize that all flies can't be cast as "bad" characters<span> </span>—<span> </span>I introduce the humble aphid eating flower fly, <em>Eupeodes volucris. </em></span> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus#comments aphids Eupoeodes volucris Flies flower fly hoverfly insects syrphid fly syrphidae Blog Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:04:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 673 at http://www.nhm.org/nature