Hover Flies are also named as Flower Flies in America. It is quite interesting to analyze about the attractive fly Hover. They are called as the true flies or Diptera that comes under the Family Syrphidae. Hover Flies may sometimes pretends like a stinging bees or wasps because of their mimic color.
Their bodies are described as a slender one which ranges from small to medium in size. Their abdomen contains the yellow-black wasp’s model and the narrow waist mimic pattern. These flies come with very large eyes and short antenna and they contain a pair of wings which is very clear in color.
Like bees and wasps hover flies may take a visit to flowers. They are considered to be the major pollinators of some flower plants. They seemed to be usually resting on flowers and feeds on the nectar and more over they are the pollinators of plants as well.
The maggot-like larvae of Hover Flies are considered to be the predators of many spongy body insects like aphids, scale insects, thrips, and caterpillars. Many Hover Flies are sometimes seemed to be searching for the aphids.
It has been said that they hover even at the time of mating. Various species of Hover Flies lay their eggs near the aphid’s colony. Hover Flies also feed on honey dew that is being formed by aphids as well. It has been analyzed that some larvae in the family of hovering flies lives in ant nests in which they play their role as scavengers or predators.
Hover flies family and Bee flies families resemble the same appearance. The main attribute to distinguish between them is that the Bee Flies come with longer wings where as hover Flies come with shorter wings with a series of closed cell on the wings hind margins. The specialty among the hover flies is that – their neck remains still at the same time as in flight.