Syrphus sp. Larva
Saw this guy in our yard on Ceanothus cuneatus. (live oak/chaparral habitat).ID by Wouter van Steenis & Dorothy E. Pugh @ BugGuide.
On my porch.
Esta mosca podía suspenderse en el aire como un colibrí.
La encontré en la zona de escalada del 2o dínamo.
Syrphus is a genus of hoverflies. It can be distinguished from other genera of the tribe Syrphini because it is the only genus that has long hairs on the upper surface of the lower lobe of the calypter. (as well as hairs on the rear margin of the calypter as in most Syrphini)