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Species Microchrysa flaviventris

Soldier Fly - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Big-eyed, Soldier Fly - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Microchrysa flaviventris - male Diptera - Microchrysa flaviventris Soldier Fly - Microchrysa? - Microchrysa flaviventris Microchrysa flaviventris in Florida - Microchrysa flaviventris - female Pennsylvania Diptera for ID - Microchrysa flaviventris Pennsylvania Diptera for ID - Microchrysa flaviventris
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 Sarginae
Genus Microchrysa
Species flaviventris (Microchrysa flaviventris)
Explanation of Names
Microchrysa flaviventris (Wiedemann 1824)
Identification
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)
Range
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)
Habitat
Decaying plant material
Remarks
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.