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Garden Soldier Fly

Exaireta spinigera


The Garden soldier fly Exaireta spinigera has a body length about 14 mm It was Introduced from Australia. It can be seen in gardens and sometimes in houses . The adults probably feed on nectar and pollen in flowers Their larvae feed on decaying vegetation, often in compost heaps. This adult soldier fly was spotted in my back yard...

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Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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