Specimen 1553 | Syrphid Fly 
[Sphaerophoria philanthus]

Syrphid flies exhibit a characteristic flight pattern where they hover and can abruptly change their position. As a result they are called hover flies in Great Britain.


to the Museum of York County

for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.


Specimen NC 1553

Syrphid Fly

oil & gold leaf on wood

4.75 x 3.25 in.