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Soldier Fly

Hermetia cf. illucens


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

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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 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).

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

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

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