Black Colonel, Odontomyia tigrina (soldierfly)

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The family contains about 1,500 species in about 400 genera worldwide. Adults are found near larval habitats. Larvae can be found in a diverse array of situations mostly in wetlands and damp places in soil, sod, under bark, and in animal excrement and decaying organic matter.

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They are diverse in size and shape, though they commonly are partly or wholly metallic green, or somewhat wasplike mimics, marked with black and yellow or green and sometimes metallic. They are often rather inactive flies which typically rest with their wings placed one above the other over the abdomen

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Thanks for adding the details to iRecord. Odontomyia tigrina is known from the Cambridge area but this is the first time that it has ever been recorded in your particular 10km square – excellent

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