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Stratiomys sp. - Stratiomys

Stratiomys sp. - Stratiomys
Frost Centre near Dorset, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
June 1, 2004
Size: about 12mm
I checked this picture against the specimens in the insect collection at the University of Guelph. There were two species with a wedge-shaped yellow mark on the side. They are S. adelpha and S. discalis. I could see nothing else to use to separate the two species.


Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys adelpha or discalis
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys adelpha or discalis...the comment above is very accurate...these two species are very difficult to tell apart, and overlap in distribution. It is possible that they really should be synonymized and only one species is involved.

Moved from Stratiomys.

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