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Genus Hedriodiscus

Soldier Fly - Hedriodiscus Hover fly - Hedriodiscus binotatus - female Fly? - Hedriodiscus trivittatus Stratiomyinae? - Hedriodiscus binotatus Fly - Hedriodiscus Soldier - Hedriodiscus Hedriodiscus truquii? - Hedriodiscus truquii - female fly - Hedriodiscus
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 Hedriodiscus
Explanation of Names
Hedriodiscus Enderlein 1914
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(1), 26 total(2)
Identification
spp. are very difficult to ID and not all are valid; there is no recent work. H. trivitattus and H. vertebratus are smaller, more brownish spp. --Martin Hauser
Range
New World, mainly neotropical(3)
Life Cycle
Larvae are aquatic
Print References
(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.
3.Bayless K. Stratiomyidae (in The Tree of Life Web Project)
4.The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
James, M. T. 1960. University of California Press.