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Insect and Spider Identification: Insect ID: Marmalade Hoverfly or not

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SavvyDaze
Lady's Island, SC
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9284601

I see this type of insect on my shrubs a lot, but mostly on my Hibiscus. Is it a Marmalade Hoverfly or not?
Thanks!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 24, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9284633

Not a hover fly at all; it's a long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/33033766
They are general predators on other small arthropods.

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