Lunch in the Shade (Hover Fly, Syrphidae)

syrphid fly feeding on a white petaled flower
A syrphid fly feeds.

Along the parking lot in the shaded, soggy part of Clarksburg State Park, you can find this wild flowers in abundance and with a little patience a good number of different invertebrate visitors on them, including syrphids like this fly. (Black and white version below.)

syrphid fly feeding on a white petaled flower
A syrphid fly feeds. (Black and white version)

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