These pretty little flies are commonly seen throughout the summer months. They visit various flowers seeking nectar. Their eyes seem over-sized for their overall body size. Their bodies are banded with dark brown and yellow very much like a bee which they resemble and are often mistaken for. Bees have two sets of wings whereas flies only have one set. They are in the Syriphidae family in the order Diptera(flies). Look for them in July and August in your flower gardens.