syr'phid fly"

any of numerous beelike or wasplike flies of the family Syrphidae that feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers and have larvae that feed on decaying vegetation or prey on aphids. Also,syr'phus fly"Pronunciation: (sûr'fus). [key]Also called flower fly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

syrphidSyrtis Major

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