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Species Microchrysa flaviventris

UID FLY - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Microchrysa flaviventris? - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Soldier Fly - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Soldier fly - Microchrysa flaviventris - female Microchrysa sp. with yellow-brownish antennae - Microchrysa flaviventris - female Big Red Eyes - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Microchrysa flaviventris Microchrysa flaviventris ? - Microchrysa flaviventris
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 Sarginae
Genus Microchrysa
Species flaviventris (Microchrysa flaviventris)
Explanation of Names
Microchrysa flaviventris (Wiedemann 1824)
Abdomen yellow in males, metallic green in females (and in both sexes of other US congeners). The wing cell d is half open (closed in flavicornis). (Based on Martin Hauser's comments)
accidentally introduced to the US (VA), possibly from China or Japan; native to the Oriental region (widespread), also found in Madagascar (may be introduced there, too)(1)
Decaying plant material
first record in our area: VA 2007(1)
Works Cited
1.Microchrysa flaviventris (Wiedemann), a new immigrant soldier fly in the United States (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
Woodley N.E. 2009. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111: 527-529.