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Genus Hedriodiscus

Soldier Fly - Hedriodiscus truquii - male Stratiomyinae? - Hedriodiscus binotatus - female Hedriodiscus - male fly - Hedriodiscus trivittatus Soldier Fly - Lime-green and brown with blue-green halteres - Hedriodiscus - female Fly species - Hedriodiscus binotatus - female Two Spotted Hedriodiscus  - Hedriodiscus binotatus Soldier Fly Hedriodiscus? - Hedriodiscus binotatus
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
8 spp. in our area(1), 26 total(2)
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
New World, mainly neotropical(3)
Larvae are aquatic
Print References
Internet References
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.