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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Hoplitimyia mutabilis

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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 Stratiomyinae
Tribe Stratiomyini
Genus Hoplitimyia
Species mutabilis (Hoplitimyia mutabilis)
Explanation of Names
Hoplitimyia mutabilis (Fabricius 1787)
se US, AZ (AZ, TX-FL) to S. America - Map (Norm Woodley, comment, 2007),(Souza-Silva et al. 2001)(1)
Apr-Nov in TX (BG data)
Life Cycle
in Brazil, common primarily on Asteraceae and also Boraginaceae (Souza-Silva et al. 2001)
Print References
Souza-Silva M., Fontenelle J.C.R., Martins R.P. (2001) Seasonal abundance and species composition of flower-visiting flies. Neotropical Entomology. 30(3): 351-359. (Full text)