Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ABC Wednesday: S is for Soldier Fly



Soldier Fly (Odontomyia cincta)

Soldier flies are typically found in the spring or early summer throughout much of North America. Their habitat includes woodlands and fields, usually near water. Adults take nectar and are also sometimes found on dung. Eggs are laid very near water (on reeds, grasses, etc.). Larvae are aquatic and feed on algae.





Source: BugGuide Genus page


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15 comments:

marlow said...

i never see a soldier fly, great!

fine shots

Dina said...

Very green. And a bit hairy, in both meanings.
Sorry, I won't be saluting this soldier. But thanks for the info and the dramatic close-up.

Ida said...

Fantastic shots!
Great! :) My S

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

wouldn't like to meet this "soldier" welldone, see my ABC

Shellmo said...

Such detail - great photo!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Never heard of these before.. I will pop over to the bug guide and read more.

Judy said...

Awesome shots.

nina said...

Very glad to see this--I watched one several days ago--so swett she was.

Nina at Nature Remains

Michelle said...

Um, wow. What a great shot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are very nice macros. I like them and the soldier fly.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a pretty color for a bug.

Marie said...

Great S-photos :)

John said...

Awesome shots!

Mary said...

HI Marvin!

For a fly, it not too bad looking. Actually, the green does it justice. Very good photo! Better to see it on nectar than dung.

Mary

AphotoAday said...

You're really starting to get me interested in insects! But at this point they're all pretty much "bugs" to me...