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  Soldier Fly (Odontomyia sp)





Soldier Fly | Odontomyia sp photo
Soldier Fly feeding on Leptospermum flower

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SOLDIER FLY FACTS

Identification
This Soldier Fly is brightly coloured with green thorax and yellow abdomen with bronze pattern down the back. The eyes are large and meet in the centre. It rests with wings folded on top of each other along the abdomen.

Size
10mm

Food
Adults feed on nectar. Larvae feed on algae or decaying organic matter.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Stratiomyidae
Genus:Odontomyia
Species:sp
Common Name:Soldier Fly