Monday, April 21, 2008

Aphids and syrphid flies

The most predominant insect on our recent desert trip was syrphid flies.

Many of the plants had aphids, and that's what attracted the flies.

Some aphids

For all the zillions of flies I saw, I didn't see too many of the aphid-eating larvae, and the ones I did see didn't sit very still to have their pictures taken.
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