Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soldier Fly

This is an Odontomyia cinta, or soldier fly. They are usually found between May and July here in Minnesota. Usually they are found near water because this particular soldier fly has an aquatic larval stage. The larvae feed on nectar while the soldier fly feed on nectar and pollen.

6 comments:

John S. Mead said...

Nice shot of a rather "fly-ty" subject ;-)

Here in Texas we are warming up and starting to see the first waves of insects appearing.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful!!

Cecilia Artista said...

Great shot!

Mike - Nature's Archive said...

Beautiful fly!

Karen said...

Terrific shot of a strange looking bug.

Kerri said...

Awesome capture! I can't wait for the "bugs" to return :)