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Wasp-fly - Odontomyia cincta - female

Wasp-fly - Odontomyia cincta - Female
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
August 9, 2006
I found this brilliant green fly that I mistook for a bee or wasp at first... what is it?

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Wasp-fly - Odontomyia cincta - female Wasp-fly - Odontomyia cincta - female

Odontomyia cincta
This is Odontomyia cincta Olivier

Check out the green soldier flies
in the genus Hedriodiscus, in the guide here while you wait for a firm ID from one of the diptera experts.

 
fast
yikes, what a fast response!

It looks like the correct genus but this one has a completely black top of the thorax with no green spots. It must be this family though because it is really simlar to the other species.
I assume the males have the eyes that touch in the midline

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