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Hoverfly - 'good guy' in gardens and are especially common where aphids are present. That’s because the female hover fly lays her eggs near aphid colonies, the eggs hatch in two or three days, and the hover fly larvae immediately begin feeding on the aphids as they hatch.
Three Dogs in a Garden: Five Garden Bugs You Need to get to Know: #Hover #Fly : The same yellow and black colour provides an advantage to several other insects. It’s difficult to tell the difference between a hover fly (Syrphidae) and a wasp. Up close, you can see that hoverflies, like all flies (Diptera), only have one pair of wings. All other winged insects have two pairs. The coloring mimics that of a wasp which helps guard against predators. Despite this warning, hover flies do not…
So what is mimicry and why is it important in the natural world? Mimicry is the imitation of one species by another, with the most well known purpose being to avoid being eaten. Most people will have encountered hoverflies, and may in the first instance have mistaken them for a wasp or a bee; from an evolutionary perspective, predators such as birds have also learnt to associate these warning (aposematic) colours with a stinging or poisonous prey, and so the Hoverfly gets to fly another day.