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Soldier Fly

Odontomyia cincta

Description:

Soldier Flies in the wasp/bee-resembling family Stratiomyidae are commonly mistaken for Syrphid Flies in the family Syrphidae. Odontomyia cincta is an especially lime-green fly with bright red eyes. In the second photo, you can see how I would mistake it for a grasshopper at first!

Habitat:

Resting on some honeysuckle (Lonicera sp., I think.)

Notes:

Lifer!

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much Leanne and Cindy! The green was a very nice surprise!

Love the green!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Cool J! :)

Greenville, New York, USA

Lat: 42.42, Long: -74.03

Spotted on May 14, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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