syrphus fly definition by Webster's New World
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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: Modern Latin Syrphus ; from Classical Greek syrphos, gnat