Hover Fly Mostly Sits Around

This hoverfly seemed more interested in licking my hand clean than doing any actual hovering. I found it while camping.

Looking like a yellowjacket, it must not have many natural enemies — either that, or it was desperately hungry — because I was able to pick it up by the wing from my friend’s leg without it getting agitated. It just crawled up onto my thumb.

I let go of its wing when I realized that it had no intention of leaving.

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