Small and narrow, Band-winged Hoverflies levitate when they want to, but rapid wings blur the dark spots on their transparent wings.
A small fly, the Band-winged Hoverfly has a long abdomen like a wasp. When resting, it is easy to see the black spots on its wings. Like other hoverflies, this species does not bite or sting. Its ability to stay aloft without moving gives people a fleeting opportunity to notice it when flying.
Scientific Name: Ocyptamus fascipennis
Fly or Mosquito
Size (Adult; Length): 9mm to 14mm (0.35in to 0.55in)
Colors: black; red
Descriptors: red eyes; long tail; black spots on wings; flying
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