Hover Fly

hover fly

The adult hover flies feed entirely on nectar and pollen. They often feed on flowers with easily accessible pollen such as members of the daisy family (Asteraceae) which tend to have open flowers. They are extremely effective pollinators because they visit numerous flowers and plant species.

Hover flies are so called because they have a characteristic flight pattern in which they hover in one spot, move suddenly forwards or sideways, then hover again.