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Small Bright Green Insect - Odontomyia cincta - female

Small Bright Green Insect - Odontomyia cincta - Female
Keller, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
May 23, 2012
Size: 3/4"
This 3/4 " insect was on a leaf of a plant in our back yard pond approximately 12" above the water. It's coloring was very bright green with black on each of the 4 sections of it's abdomen with reddish eyes. The back of the thorax was mottled brown with black. The wings were almost translucent, tinged reddish brown. It's belly was solid bright green. Very fast flyer.

I'd love help with identifying this insect as I've not been able to find it online (yet). It didn't buzz or seem aggressive like a bee/wasp and is the only one we've seen.

Stratiomyidae: Odontomyia cincta
Stratiomyidae: Odontomyia cincta

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

Soldier Fly

bright green insect
Hi, I am from South Africa and just notice the same kind of insect. My question is, can this be the same insect found in America. I first thought it was a bee, until it krept into a small opening in the wall and disappeared. Your site is the only one showing this insect. Thank you

Thank you so much! That's it, I just hadn't figured it out yet and not sure I would have :)

Great site! I'll be back.


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