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Garden Soldier Fly - Exaireta spinigera

Family Stratiomyidae

This page contains pictures and information about Garden Soldier Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
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Pictures were taken on Aug 2009 inside out house in Eight Mile Plains. This fly resemble wasp in the subfamily Sphecinae. There are two spins on scutellum and the wings are patterned. This Garden Solder Fly is common in garden. Pictures were taken on the wall outside our house in Eight Mile Plains on Aug 2009. 
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1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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Last updated: March 03, 2013.