Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Xylota bicolor
Common Name: flower fly
Date: 24 June 1998
Photographer: Spiro Savov
Identifier: F. C. Thompson
Collector: E. M. Barrows
Location: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Keywords: A DMWP flower fly Forest Ecology hover fly
This fly came from a sample in alcohol from a Malaise trap.
Unfortunately, the alcohol often reduces the quality of a flower fly specimen by causing some parts to crinkle, deforming its wings and other parts, fading it, or a combination of these things.