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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Subfamily Stratiomyinae

Soldier Fly - Hedriodiscus Fly - Hedriodiscus binotatus - female Hoverfly 0230 & 0231 - Odontomyia 8034901 strat - Stratiomys Wasp with broad striped abdomen and yellow legs - Caloparyphus stratiomyid larva Hover fly - Hoplitimyia constans - male Fly on Red Magrove - Odontomyia rufipes
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
the most species-rich subfamily of soldier flies, with ca. 120 spp. in 10 genera in our area(1) and 47 genera worldwide arranged in 3 tribes (all represented in our area)(2)