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Species Chloromyia formosa - Green Soldier Fly

Fly - Chloromyia formosa Chloromyia formosa Fly - Chloromyia formosa iridescent fly - Chloromyia formosa - female iridescent fly - Chloromyia formosa - male iridescent fly - Chloromyia formosa - female Chloromyia formosa - male Green Soldier Fly - Chloromyia formosa - male
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 Chloromyia
Species formosa (Green Soldier Fly)
Other Common Names
Broad Centurian(1)
Explanation of Names
Chloromyia formosa (Scopoli 1763)
7.5-9.0 mm(2)
Per Martin Hauser, "the only Sarginae with hairy eyes."
native to w. Palaearctic, introduced in our area (NY)(2); never been found in NA outside NY (Norm Woodley)
woods, hedgerows, gardens; larvae in rotten plant material (humus, compost, dung)(3)
earliest NA record: NY 1939(2)
Internet References
Species pages: [UK](1) | [BRD](3)