The Syrphid fly: a good guy

syrphid1The Syrphid fly, aka the hoverfly or flower fly, is often seen hovering over flowers. Aphid-eating hoverflies are important natural enemies of pests, and potential agents for use in biological control. Some adult syrphid flies are important pollinators. Hoverflies are common throughout the world and the good news is, they are harmless to most other animals. Look twice next time you think you see a wasp or bee–it may just be the more gentle and beneficial hoverfly.

Materials: Vintage wood, beads and buttons; wire; wool; motor brushes; acetate; acrylic paint.

3.5″H x 5″W x 6″L

Note: there are five available at this writing.  To purchase this fly (or all five), follow this link.

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