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Species Inopus rubriceps - Sugarcane Soldier Fly

Redheaded fly - Inopus rubriceps - female Australian Sod Fly? - Inopus rubriceps - female Fly ID Request - Inopus rubriceps - male Sugarcane Soldier Fly - Inopus rubriceps - male Red Headed Fly - Inopus rubriceps - female Stratiomyid?  Male Inopus maybe? - Inopus rubriceps - male I. rubriceps - Inopus rubriceps - female I. rubriceps - Inopus rubriceps - female
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 Chiromyzinae
Genus Inopus
Species rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly)
Remarks
An Australian fly accidentally introduced into the USA (California) over 50 years ago. It was first found in San Francisco, and from there has slowly spread to adjacent counties in the SF Bay area -- where it seems to be restricted to today. This fly feed on grasses, and is a moderate sod pest in California, and a sugarcane pest in the Australian area. (Eric Fisher).
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