As promised, here is a speckled-eyed Native Drone Fly. It makes a droning noise like a bee. It’s a type of hoverfly and I don’t recall photographing this one before now.
The pretty star-shaped flowers bloom on a succulent in my yard.
The wing veining is beautiful.
We have a Native Golden Drone Fly – with golden stripes instead of the grey.
Those huge eyes are not particularly attractive! Apparently some drone flies have striped eyes, instead of speckles.
Images taken with the Nikon D3000, in guide mode.
Thanks for looking. Have a good day. 🙂