Some Flower Flies

Margined Calligrapher (Toxomerus marginatus)
Mating Eastern Calligraphers (Toxomerus geminatus)
Variable Duskyface (Melanostoma mellinum), male I think.
Variable Duskyface female.
Pollen-dusted Black-shouldered Drone Fly (Eristalis dimidiata)

Dandilions and henbit deadnettle the flowers here.

Plus, as an extra bonus you also get this recent march fly observation:
Bibio genus something. Check out that beetle-like head.

4 Responses to “Some Flower Flies”


  1. 1 Donna Evans April 14, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Margined Calligrapher! What a name!

  2. 3 Chuck McAlexander April 14, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like good bird food to me.

  3. 4 Elizabeth L White April 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I had to look up flower flies because they looked like hoverflies to me. No wonder – just a different common name. I don’t remember seeing these varieties – I’ll have to look more closely if I’m ever able to get out again.


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