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Genus Sargus

Attracted to UV light - Sargus elegans Fly - Sargus decorus Soldier Fly - Sargus fasciatus - male Fly - Sargus Fly with metallic dark green thorax - Sargus fasciatus 8031515 fly - Sargus decorus soldier fly - Sargus fasciatus fly on salvia leaf - Sargus viridis
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 Sargus
Explanation of Names
Sargus Fabricius 1798
6 spp. in our area(1) (of which one adventive), >100 spp. worldwide(2)
worldwide and throughout NA; about a half of the world's spp. are neotropical, >20 are European(2)