Any of various flies from the family Syrphidae that hover in the air and feed on the nectar of flowers.

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  • Hoverfly — Taxobox name = Syrphidae image width = 250px image caption = Simosyrphus grandicornis (above) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota|… …   Wikipedia

  • hoverfly — noun Date: 1881 any of a family (Syrphidae) of dipteran flies that are noted for frequenting flowers and hovering at one place in the air and include some whose larvae prey on plant lice called also syrphid fly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoverfly — noun (plural hoverflies) a fly, typically black and yellow, which frequently hovers in the air and feeds on the nectar of flowers. [Family Syrphidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hoverfly — /ˈhɒvəflaɪ/ (say hovuhfluy) noun any of several of the larger flies of the family Syrphidae which have wasp like markings, and the habit of hovering during flight …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoverfly — hovˈerfly noun A syrphid or other wasp like fly that hovers and darts • • • Main Entry: ↑hover …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of hoverfly species of Great Britain — NOTOC The following is a list of hoverfly (Syrphidae) species recorded in Great Britain. Cautionary note: Stubbs and Falk (1983), British Hoverflies , divide the family into a subfamilies and tribes. These subdivisions are now believed to be, to… …   Wikipedia

  • Doros (hoverfly) — Doros Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

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  • Sikorsky R-6 — R 6, Hoverfly II R 6A Hoverfly II at the USAF Museum Role Helicopter …   Wikipedia

  • Sikorsky R-6 — Sikorsky R 6A im USAF Museum R 6A Hoverfly I …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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