Toxomerus marginatus

Common Names: Toxomerus marginatus, hoverfly, Syrphid fly
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Flies

Size is 5 to 6 mm. Adults feed on nectar and pollen. Larvae are voracious predators of aphids, thrips, small caterpillars. Considered beneficial insects, because they are predatory on many plant pests.

Typically found April to November.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Despite looking like a wasp, they are flies and do not sting.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/8221
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