Green Soldier Fly

Odontomyia decipiens (Guérin-Méneville, 1838)

Given the colouration of this fly it stands out and can be seen amongst the flowering shrubs within the scrublands around Tomahawk and the Boobyalla Conservation Area

How to identify Odontomyia decipiens?

This soldier fly stands out with with green thorax and yellow to green 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.

What habitats does Odontomyia decipiens live in?

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

What is the distribution of Odontomyia decipiens?

Southern and eastern areas of Australia

How big does Odontomyia decipiens grow?

Can grow to around 11mm long

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