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Genus Hedriodiscus

Green fly ID - Hedriodiscus trivittatus - female Stratiomyid - Hedriodiscus vertebratus - male Soldier Fly - Hedriodiscus truquii - male Green Soldier Fly - Hedriodiscus binotatus - female Texas Green Fly - Hedriodiscus trivittatus - female green spots on back - Hedriodiscus binotatus - male Lime Fly - Hedriodiscus vertebratus Green and black soldier fly - Hedriodiscus truquii
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)
Life Cycle
Larvae are aquatic
Print 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.