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Genus Stratiomys

Bee mimic - Stratiomys norma - female Stratiomys? - Stratiomys - male 8023145 Syrphid - Stratiomys Soldier Fly ZH3Z9298 - Stratiomys - male Stratiomys... maybe adelpha or discalis? - Stratiomys Stratiomys (maybe laticeps)? - Stratiomys badia Stratiomys norma? - Stratiomys norma Stratiomys norma? - Stratiomys norma
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 Stratiomyinae
Tribe Stratiomyini
Genus Stratiomys
Explanation of Names
Stratiomys Geoffroy 1762
Greek 'soldier fly'(1) (may refer to colors reminiscent of a military uniform)
Numbers
31 spp. in our area(2), ~90 spp. total(3)
Identification
shape of antenna + two spines on scutellum distinguish this genus
Key to nearctic species in (4); key to California species in (5)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.
4.A review of the Nearctic Stratiomyini (Diptera, Stratiomyidae)
M.T. James and G.C. Steyskal. 1952. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 45: 385-412.
5.The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
James, M. T. 1960. University of California Press.
6.Bayless K. Stratiomyidae (in The Tree of Life Web Project)