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Species Ptecticus sackenii

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Classification
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 sackenii (Ptecticus sackenii)
Explanation of Names
Ptecticus sackenii Williston 1885
Size
circa 11-13 mm body length (Williston, 1885; guide image)
Identification
See comments on images here, and original description (Williston, 1885):
(female) Length 11 mm. Front narrow, shining black, the lower part and the face yellowish white. Thorax yellow, the dorsum with three broad, more brownish, stripes. Abdomen reddish yellow, the second, third and fourth segments with a black fascia, acute at each end and not reaching the lateral margin. Legs yellow, the hind tibiae brownish, becoming black at distal end, hind metatarsi black, the following joints nearly white, last three joints of front tarsi blackish, of middle tarsi brownish, the third joint of all these tarsi less dark. Wings hyaline, with a light yellowish tinge.
Season
North Carolina: July, September (1)
Print References
Williston, S.W. 1885. Notes and descriptions of north american Xylophagidae and Stratiomyidae. Canadian Entomologist 17: 121-128 (original descriptions--BHL link)
Works Cited
1.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.