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Genus Hermetia

fly - Hermetia illucens Sawfly? - Hermetia illucens bee or fly? - Hermetia Unknown insect - Hermetia illucens Stratiomyidae - Hermetia Unknown Wasp   - Hermetia illucens fly wasp mimic - Hermetia illucens Hermetia comstocki? - Hermetia comstocki
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 Hermetiinae
Genus Hermetia
Explanation of Names
Hermetia Latreille 1804
12 spp. in our area(1), ~80 total(2)
worldwide, ⅔ of the spp. neotropical(2)
Print References
James M.T. (1935) The genus Hermetia in the United States (Diptera, Stratiomyidae). Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc. 30:165-170. (Full text)
James M.T. (1967) The Hermetia comstocki group (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 43: 61-64. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.