Garden Soldier Fly

Exaireta spinigera (Wiedemann, 1830)

A common native fly that is beneficial to nature this species larvee grow in decaying matter and help convert this into elements that are good for the ground. The adult insect itself is non stinging and feeds on nector. The back legs are banded black and whitish and its wings overlap the fly is predominately black in colour.

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What habitats does Exaireta spinigera live in?

In gardens and around decaying matter

What is the distribution of Exaireta spinigera?

Most states of Australia and has been introduced into the other countries

How big does Exaireta spinigera grow?

Can grow to around 15mm

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