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Genus Sargus

Pretty metallic fly - Sargus cuprarius Is this a Sargus species? - Sargus decorus Golden-green Soldier Fly - Dorsal - Sargus fasciatus Fly - Sargus bipunctatus BioBlitz Bug 3 - Sargus fasciatus Soldier Fly - Sargus sp? - Sargus fasciatus Green Soldier Fly - Sargus viridis - male Soldier Fly - Sargus fasciatus
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)