Also known as “flower flies,” hoverflies generally look like bees, which protects them against fly predators. Males are distinguished from females by eyes that meet at the top of the head.
Darts from one flower to another and then hovers in one place to feed. Basks in the sun to gain warmth. Adults mate in midair.
Adults are important pollinators that feed on nectar. The larvae of some species feed on insects such as aphids. The larvae of other species feed on decaying matter.
Meadows, agricultural land, and urban gardens of western Jordan.