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

Genus Microchrysa

Microchrysa flaviventris? - Microchrysa flaviventris - male Soldier fly? - Microchrysa flavicornis - female Metallic Soldier Fly - Microchrysa polita - female Soldier Fly  - Microchrysa polita Fly on Hornbeam 2 - Microchrysa polita small green metallic fly with banded abdomen - Microchrysa polita soldier fly - Microchrysa polita - male soldier fly - Microchrysa polita - male
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 Microchrysa
Explanation of Names
Microchrysa Loew 1855
3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, >40 total(1)
M. flaviventris introduced fairly recently
Works Cited
1.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.