Syrphid Fly on a Flower (IMAGE) Washington State University Caption Syrphid flies mimic bees with their coloring. They also can act as pollinators. Credit Rae Olsson, Washington State University Usage Restrictions For use only with stories associates with this study. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.