syrphus flysyr·phus fly
any of a family (Syrphidae) of dipterous flies, many of which mimic bees or wasps: the adults feed on nectar and pollen, and the larvae of various species feed on plant lice, plants, etc.
Origin of syrphus flyModern Latin Syrphus ; from Classical Greek syrphos, gnat
(plural syrphus flies)
- Alternative form of syrphus.