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Soldier Fly, female

Microchrysa polita


Tiny fly, with metallic green thorax and clear wings. Large head. Males have eyes that completely cover the head. This species has dark femora, which separates it from others in this genus (the other flies in this genus have light femora).


Suburban yard. Resting on shrub.


Thank you Chun and Scott for the ID help.

No species ID suggestions


ForestDragon 6 years ago

Thank you for the ID help. I am pretty sure it is Mycrochrysa polita. That seems to be the only one with dark femora!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Yes I agree, that thorax is characteristic!

ChunXingWong 6 years ago

It's a Microchrysa Soldier Fly.

New York, USA

Lat: 40.78, Long: -73.20

Spotted on Jun 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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