hoverfly

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A marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) on a flower.

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hover +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

hoverfly (plural hoverflies)

  1. Any of various flies from the family Syrphidae that hover in the air and feed on the nectar of flowers.

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