Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Soldier Fly

Hermetia cf. illucens

Habitat:

Garden pond on limestone outcrop in foothills of Los Serranos mountains.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Hi andrecoppe, thanks for the info.
I only have a general wildlife book where flies/wasps etc are concerned, just a few pages, and apart from colour it looked similar to Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita) which led me along the wrong path!

andrecoppe
andrecoppe 6 years ago

Hi Malcolm Wilton-Jones!
It's more likely to be a fly. Take a look on Hermetia genus (especially on Hermetia illucens). http://www.taxateca.com/ordendiptera.htm...

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Aug 30, 2015
Submitted on Sep 17, 2015

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team