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Photo#220798
Black Soldier Fly - Hermetia illucens

Black Soldier Fly - Hermetia illucens
Laguna Beach, Wood End Preserve, Orange County, California, USA
September 1, 2008
Size: 1.9cm

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Moved from Hermetia.

Hello Peter,
this is a Stratiomyid fly, Hermetia illucens, or close to that species. They're pretty good wasp mimics. I can also easily see how they might be taken for Mydas flies. Great shots!

 
Soldier Fly
Thanks Hartmut! Those antennae fooled me!

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