hoverfly

noun hov·er·fly \ ˈhə-vər-ˌflī , ˈhä- \

Definition of hoverfly

: 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

First Known Use of hoverfly

1881


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