Common Green Colonel - Oplodontha viridula
The Soldier Fly Oplodontha viridula is a variable species, but can often be quite striking in appearance. The colour of the abdomen may vary from lime green to white or orange, but always with a broad black central band.
Water margins and often on Reeds or other waterside vegetation.
June to August
Local but widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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