Yellow-shouldered Stout Hover Fly - Simosyrphus grandicornis

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I encounter a good number of Yellow-shouldered Stout Hover Flies (Simosyrphus grandicornis) in my garden. They seldom remain still for long and taking good pictures of them is always a fun challenge.
The species is widespread in Australia, where it is native, and has been introduced to many countries throughout Pacific.
It is particularly abundant in areas
with flowering plants, where adults are most often seen hovering near flowers, alighting at times to feed on pollen and nectar. Larvae feed on aphids and other soft-bodied arthropods.

Location: 73 Burke Rd, Dapto NSW 2530, Australia

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Copyright: Peter Rowland - www.prpw.com.au
Photographer: Peter Rowland

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Artist: Peter Rowland Photographer & Writer
Copyright: Peter Rowland - www.prpw.com.au
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Latitude: 34° 30' 32.657154" S
Longitude: 150° 47' 16.655454" E

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