I mentioned that hoverflies eat aphids in my previous post but I actually didn’t know what they looked like. I looked at many, many, many pictures of wasps to identify the insect in the photograph above, but none of them looked right. When I zoomed in for a closer look, I noticed that the antennae were shorter than a wasps and that the body shape was fly-like. So I Googled “wasp like fly” and had my ah-ha moment. The hoverfly was hanging out on an invasive Himalayan Blackberry bush in Stanley Park along with bumblebees, honey bees, ladybugs and damselflies.