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.