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A Fly in the Asters

This bee mimic fly was getting nectar from the asters this morning.  It seems to be in the genus Helophilus.

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Another Syrphid Fly

One of the three common syrphid flies found in our prairie right now is this one, apparently in the genus Helophilus.  This one is quite a bit larger than the others, at about half an inch (13 mm).

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