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Odontomyia with green abdomen
Carlos Galan
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Posted on 02-07-2019 23:12

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this specimen comes from Valencia (Spain), and it was in an Achillea filipendulina inflorescence in a garden close to orange tree fields and mediterranean shrubland, at 5 Km from the sea. Does anybody knows the species? If special characters are needed I have the specimen.

Thanks and sorry for the quality of the image.
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Paul Beuk
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Posted on 04-07-2019 12:06
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I think the only Odontomyia-like soldierfly that can have an (almost) entirely green abdomen is Oplodontha viridula...

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Carlos Galan
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Posted on 11-07-2019 21:52

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Thanks a lot Paul!,

I was watching later more specimens in the same locality, with the abdomen with the usually typical dot on the upper side of Oplodontha viridula. It seems that is this species.
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Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

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@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

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