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"Fly" ID | Never seen one like this before


Best Answer EnderzATwar411 , June 6 2018 - 5:35 PM

It appears to be Odontomyia virgo, which is a species of Soldier Fly.

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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted June 6 2018 - 3:13 PM

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Found in western wisconsin in a pool. Never seen a fly like this before and couldn't find anything researching. Know what it is, shout it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by T.C., June 6 2018 - 3:13 PM.

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#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 6 2018 - 5:30 PM

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Unfortunately I don't know what fly that is, but that is one cool fly! I want one......
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#3 Offline EnderzATwar411 - Posted June 6 2018 - 5:35 PM   Best Answer

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It appears to be Odontomyia virgo, which is a species of Soldier Fly.


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Dorymyrmex insanus is superior to all others. 


#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 6 2018 - 6:36 PM

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Seems right


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#5 Offline EnderzATwar411 - Posted June 6 2018 - 10:08 PM

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It looks like a nice ripe green apple. I want to take a bite out of it :D . TC, try and find more and make sure to pin this guy!


Edited by EnderzATwar411, June 6 2018 - 10:08 PM.

Dorymyrmex insanus is superior to all others. 


#6 Offline T.C. - Posted June 6 2018 - 11:16 PM

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I went to preserve it and turns out it came alive again, haha.



#7 Offline Serafine - Posted June 7 2018 - 12:16 AM

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Their larvae look pretty cool (more like extremely elongeated woodlice, not like fly maggots at all).


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#8 Offline Barristan - Posted June 7 2018 - 12:38 AM

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I've heard that their common name is "Mountain Dew Fly" but maybe I just heard wrong...


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#9 Offline EnderzATwar411 - Posted June 7 2018 - 12:54 PM

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I've heard that their common name is "Mountain Dew Fly" but maybe I just heard wrong...

I hope that this is true, and if it is do they give you extreme amounts of drew (can be fatal in high doses)?


Dorymyrmex insanus is superior to all others. 





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