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Species Hermetia comstocki

Mydas Fly? - Hermetia comstocki Soldier fly - Hermetia comstocki Soldier fly - Hermetia comstocki Agave fly - Hermetia comstocki At first glimpse, thought it was a Mydid :-) - Hermetia comstocki - female Hermetia comstocki - male Hermetia comstocki - male Syrphid fly mimic of a Polistes wasp  - Hermetia comstocki
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 Hermetiinae
Genus Hermetia
Species comstocki (Hermetia comstocki)
Other Common Names
Agave Fly
Explanation of Names
Hermetia comstocki Williston 1885
AZ, NM, TX, and Mexico (1)
The original 1885 description by Williston can be read here.
Print References
Alcock, John. (1990). A large male competitive advantage in a lekking fly, Hermetia comstocki Williston (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Psyche 97:267-280 (Full Text)
James, M. T. (1967). The Hermetia comstocki group (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 43(1): 61-64. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.