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Species Chloromyia formosa - Green Soldier Fly

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies)
Subfamily Sarginae
Genus Chloromyia
Species formosa (Green Soldier Fly)
Other Common Names
Broad Centurian(1)
Explanation of Names
Chloromyia formosa (Scopoli 1763)
Size
7.5-9.0 mm(2)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, introduced in our area (NY)(2); never been found in NA outside NY (Norm Woodley)
Habitat
woods, hedgerows, gardens; larvae in rotten plant material (humus, compost, dung)(3)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NY 1939(2)
Internet References
Species pages: [UK](1) | [BRD](3)