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Soldier fly

Hedriodiscus vertebratus


Brown thorax and beautiful bright green abdomen. Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies).


Medium to large flies easily identified by flat abdomen and rounded or long third antennal segment. Many have bright or metallic colours and may be wasp-mimics.

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Soldier fly
Hedriodiscus vertebratus Species Hedriodiscus vertebratus - BugGuide.Net

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

You're welcome!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Very nice!

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Nice one!

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thanks, Sachin. It truly is a beautiful little fly.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago


Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Okhahlamba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 1, 2013
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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