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Species Chloromyia formosa - Green Soldier Fly

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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 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)
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)