I caught this hoverfly perched on a vibrant spiderwort just after a rainstorm the other day. Hoverflies are one of the garden good guys. The larvae of many species feed on aphids. More hoverflies!
Very cool shot! I’ve never seen a hoverfly quite like this! I’ve become so enamoured with them lately I’m trying to ID all the species I’m spotting in my garden, but am finding that without being an entomologist it’s proving really difficult.
Lovely pic. Some of the rain drops are as big as the hoverfly!
We went on vacation to Badlands, in South Dakota, and the spiderwort was a wildflower I had trouble identifying- we don’t have them in the mountains. It wasn’t in the wildflower book I brought, so I drew it and looked it up in a wildflower book in the park bookstore.