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by Curtis A Purnell
on October 14, 2015 at 4:08 PM
Very interesting and I have been making this mistaken identification
by Elizabeth Lynnea Johnson
on April 10, 2019 at 10:19 PM
Do syrphid flies lay eggs in solitary bee nests in the ground, and destroy the progeny?
Reply by Elaine Lander
on April 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Hi Elizabeth,  
Syrphid flies, also called flower flies, will typically lay a single egg on leaves or twigs on flowers and plants that have aphid colonies or other soft bodied insects.
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