These flies can fly fast, but they often pause to hover above flowers. The adult flies feed on pollen and nectar which they gather from flowers, while the larvae feed on aphids.
It is a slim bodied fly with reddish brown eyes, dark thorax and black and yellow banded abdomen. The larvae is brownish grub. This fly is sometimes mistaken for a wasp.
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What habitats does Melangyna viridiceps live in?
Various habitats including parks, gardens, woodland
What is the distribution of Melangyna viridiceps?
It is found widely across Eastern Australia including Tasmania
How big does Melangyna viridiceps grow?
up to around 15 mm
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