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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Broad Centurian - Chloromyia formosa

Broad Centurian - Chloromyia formosa

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Broad Centurion Chloromya formosa    Image = Male


9 mm. This is attractive soldier fly has sexes that are very different in appearance. Both have a shiny green thorax but the female has a blue-green abdomen, sometimes with a violet sheen, and the male has a bronze abdomen. The eyes are covered in dense black hairs, which helps to distinguish it from the similar Sargus solder flies

Flight Period

The flight period is from May until August.

Life Cycle 

Larvae feed on decaying organic matter. Adults take nectar from flowers, especially Hogweed.

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