hoverfly

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hoverfly

(ˈhɒvəˌflaɪ)
n
(Animals) any dipterous fly of the family Syrphidae, with a typically hovering flight, esp Syrphus ribesii, which mimics a wasp
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One insect which sometimes causes needless concern is the marmalade fly - a browny-orange and black creature about 10mm long belonging to the hover-fly family.
Any yellow and black,or orange and black, insect which looks like a bee or a wasp, but is somehow different, not quite right, (doesn't have the right 'jizz' as birdwatchers would say) is most likely to be a harmless, indeed beneficial, hover-fly.