Photo 1. Hoverfly larva with aphid in its mouth that is about to be sucked dry. Note the short spines on the body.
Hoverflies. They are known as syrphid flies or flower flies, and belong to the family Syrphidae.
There are many kinds of hoverflies in Pacific island countries. Ischiodon scutellaris is given as an example. It has been recorded in Solomon Islands and Fiji.
AUTHORS Suzanne Neave & Grahame Jackson
Photos 1&2 Suzanne Neave, CABI, UK.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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