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Cactus Fly

Scientific Name: 
Copestylum mexicana

The largest of the flower fly family (Syrphidae) may be found in association with cactus.  The large maggots feed on the rottiing and liquified interior of decaying cactus pads.  The adults feed on nectar of many species of plants.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Cactus Garden
Copestylum mexicana visiting a flower
Viewing Months: 
Apr
May
Jun
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