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Species Stratiomys maculosa

Stratiomys maculosa - female Soldier Fly - Stratiomys maculosa - female Wasp mimic: Which soldier fly? - Stratiomys maculosa Soldierfly ? - Stratiomys maculosa - male Soldier fly? - Stratiomys maculosa - female Thornback Fly - Stratiomys maculosa - female What kind of fly is this? - Stratiomys maculosa - male possible fly species - Stratiomys maculosa - female
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 Stratiomys
Species maculosa (Stratiomys maculosa)
Explanation of Names
Stratiomys maculosa (Loew 1866)
BC-CA to ID-UT-NV(1)
in CA: Mar-May at lower elevations, May-Jun (+a few in Jul) at higher elevations(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
James, M. T. 1960. University of California Press.