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These are so small – about 1/4 inch long, that they rarely fly above 12 inches because of the wind. I discovered these on a bank above a ditch at the edge of a dry field in Bayou George, FL. They are enchanting little creatures who nectar but rarely rest.

They appear around August.

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field, yellow, florida, insect, fuzzy, hoverfly, wildflower, pollinator

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