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Species Myrmecothea myrmecoides

Fly6183 - Myrmecothea myrmecoides ant mimic fly - Ulidiidae  - Myrmecothea myrmecoides Some kind of carpenter ant? - Myrmecothea myrmecoides Myrmecothea myrmecoides Myrmecothea myrmecoides Fly  - Myrmecothea myrmecoides Myrmecothea myrmecoides ant mimic fly - Myrmecothea myrmecoides
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Otitinae
Tribe Cephaliini
Genus Myrmecothea
Species myrmecoides (Myrmecothea myrmecoides)
Explanation of Names
Species name means "antlike"
See Also
Species of Sepsis have a spot at the end of R2+3. Dark-colored Sepsisoma have a pair of strong bristles near the base of the abdomen.