Yellow-headed Soldier Fly
Green Soldier Fly
Male: profile, Perched Up
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Family:||Soldier Fly (Stratiomyidae)|
|Species:||Green Soldier Fly (Odontomyia decipiens)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male: dorsal🔎|
Thank you Dr Martin Hauser for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought this might be Odontomyia amyris.
The spines on the end of the scutellum were roughly horizontal with the body, which is diagnostic.
Like so many flies, gender can be separated by the distance between the top of the eyes; touching = male, separated = female.
Found 1 specimen in March.