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Soldier fly

Hedriodiscus vertebratus

Description:

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

Notes:

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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6 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

You're welcome!

LaurenZarate
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

amazing..

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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