EENY-461, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Joseph W. Diclaro II and Phillip E. Kaufman, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this sleek looking fly often mistaken for a wasp — synonymy, distribution, description and life cycle, and economic importance. Includes selected references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2009.
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