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Species Ptecticus trivittatus

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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 Ptecticus
Species trivittatus (Ptecticus trivittatus)
Other Common Names
Yellow Soldier Fly (1), Compost Fly
Explanation of Names
Ptecticus trivittatus (Say 1829)
6-7mm (1)
Thorax is metallic blue but covered with yellow pubescence, so appearing mostly yellow. Abdomen is yellow with reddish brown band at the base of each segment, eyes dark (dark green), wings unmarked. (1)
e. half of NA west to CO-TX(1)
Internet References
Insect Identification - brief description