Hoverflies

Finally, I found one hovering long enough to photography it 😉

Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Aphids alone cause tens of millions of dollars of damage to crops worldwide every year; because of this, aphid-eating hoverflies are being recognized as important natural enemies of pests, and potential agents for use in biological control. Some adult syrphid flies are important pollinators.

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White House Goodies – Chicago Park, Ca – Nevada County

Our Chicago Park friends make the most fabulous goodies but they can only be found locally. I took this photo of their setup at the Nevada County Growers Market at the North Star House in Grass Valley.

 “Sweet and savory goodies ranging from our famous granolas and trail mixes to our specialty vinegars! With more items coming!” – White House Goodies

To find them and the Nevada County Growers Market go to their Facebook pages here

White House Goodies

Nevada County Growers Market