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Hover Flies - Larvae

Hover Flies - Larvae

Hover flies are beneficial predatory insects that feed on aphids, thrips and small caterpillars. Adults are small 3/8 to 3/4 inch long) and resemble small bees or wasps with short antennae and large eyes. Adults lay eggs that resemble a small grain of rice. The eggs hatch into small legless larvae, tapered and sluglike (as seen here) that feed upon aphids, thrips and small caterpillars.

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