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Green soldier fly

Odontomyia sp.


Medium sized fly with metallic flecks on thorax, pale green under abdomen, interesting pale blue halteres.


The tiny flowers of a local kunzea species have just appeared and are drawing the attention of many flying insects. In a local nature reserve.


Not 100% with Odontomyia but the green has been indicative in the past and others have gone the same way with this species.
Thoracic spines?

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1 Comment

Machi 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2020
Submitted on Nov 17, 2020

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