Is it a bee, or a wasp? Nah, it’s a hoverfly. Also known as a flower fly, or a syrphid fly. Did you know that hoverflies are both important pollinators, and important insect pest predators? The adults do the pollinating, and the larvae prey on aphids, scales and thrips.
Also, in keeping with this post from a few days ago, I wanted to share two insightful posts from the blog of Guy Tal, whose work I greatly admire.