I confess to being something of a fan of hoverflies! Flies are not everyones cup of tea I know but hoverflies are worthy of attention, indeed worthy of admiration. Some mimic wasps, others bees, and can look quite dangerous but they are quite harmless. Some do not look like wasps or bees but are still quite attractive to look at (if you like flies). Hoverflies have amazing flying skills and can go from 0 to gone in a fraction of a second and they can, as their name implies, play helicopters and hover almost motionless in space. Many have interesting life cycles, the larvae of some eat garden pests, they are good pollinators of our crops; what is there not to like about hoverflies?
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