My what big eyes you have!
There are about 6,000 hoverfly species around the world.
Some have the coloring of a bee or wasp which aids in warding off predators.
But, unlike the bee and wasp, they only have two wings (not four) and their huge compound eyes take up nearly their whole head.
However, it is their ability to hover, suspended in midair, that truly sets them apart.
Hoverflies are beneficial insects in the garden since they are great pollinators and their larvae feed on aphids and other pests.
And they are great entertainment for someone who marvels at all that nature has to offer.