Greendude5089's picture

WOW! Shiny-green hoverfly?! Which species? ID pls

Observed: 9th July 2012 By: Greendude5089
Shiny green Hoverfly

Shiny-green metallic looking insect, has metallic green all on the abdomen, as well as the thorax. 1cm and a 1/2 cm long.

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Wildlife Ranger's picture

Not A hover

Not a Hover it could be a Soldier Fly

Stratiomyidae - Chloromyia formosa


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Greendude5089's picture

Thanks! Looked to me like a hover! lol

It kinda looked to me like a hover, but closer inspection shows its a soldier-fly, thanks for the help :-)