hoverfly

Marmalade hoverfly

The Marmalade hoverfly is Britain's commonest hoverfly and gets its name from its banding which looks like thick cut marmalade. Many hoverflies have black and yellow bands on their bodies to mimic wasps and bees, but they do not sting.

Hoverflies feed on: pollen and drink nectar from flowers; their larvae eat aphids
Hoverflies are food for: spiders

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