Butterfly Valley, 14.5 km north of Quincy. GPS= 39.9939, -120.9918. Elevation = 3,143' (958 m), Plumas County, California, USA
May 2, 2013
Size: 10 mm
Posted to verify species.
Also, add some details of characters for others.
The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California (1)
Characters used to come to the species.
-- Antenna short
, the 1st segment not more than 3x as long as 2nd.
-- Flagellum at least 2x as long as the 1st segment.
-- Eyes bare
-- Ocelli present
all black except for terminal yellow area.
with yellow spines.
-- Notice the bright green halter.
-- Abdomen flattened.
-- Posterior dorsal
wholly pale or virtually so.
showing sexual parts (sex?).
-- Notice the venation
of small crossvein m-cu present & cell d present is similar to this example