Any of numerous flies of the family Syrphidae, most of which resemble bees or wasps in form and coloration. Adult syrphids feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers, and the larvae of many species feed on aphids. Also called flower fly, hover fly.
Origin of syrphidFrom New Latin Syrphidae, family name, from Syrphus, type genus, from Greek surphos, gnat.
- (hoverfly): syrphus (genus Syrphus)