Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Hover Fly pollinating a Baby Blue-eyes blossom. (Formerly in the Waterleaf Family, now in the Borage Family.) The adults of many species of Hover Flies feed mainly on nectar and pollen. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.