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    Anyone recognise this fly?

    I saw this marvellous little fly last weekend and just had to grab the camera & take its portrait. I've never seen this little fellow around in Tassie before, the green on his bottom continues in a solid colour on the underside. Can anyone identify it?

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    Yep. It's Louie for sure.
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    Can anyone identify this fly?

    I saw this pretty fly last weekend & of course had to take his picture. It's amazing looking, the green on its bottom continues underside into a solid green. It was very shy & preferred to walk away from the camera rather than fly away.
    I haven't seen this one in Tassie before. Does anyone recognise it?


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    Not 100% sure but it looks like a type of soldier fly (Stratiomyidae).

    You might find something similar here - http://www.diptera.info/photogallery...=48&rowstart=0

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    Alls I know is that its a beautiful pic lol
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    Thought I replied to this thread?

    Anyway it looks like a type of soldier fly.

    Might be able to find something similar here - http://www.diptera.info/photogallery.php?album_id=48

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    that's a good site Leigh thanks.
    After looking, it might be Odontomia Ornata? - the ones pictured have the strongest resemblance to my fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEITZY View Post
    Thought I replied to this thread?

    You had actually - there was threads in 2 forums on this - have now merged them
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    great shot its not a march fly is it??
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    Can't be a march fly, it's only bloody december.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    Yep. It's Louie for sure.
    hahahaha. Nice one.

    Yeah not sure what fly it is, cool pic though.
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