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Soldier Fly : Nature Closeups

Soldier Fly

September 11th, 2011 - 9:43 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

11mm | July 9, 2011 | Tupaciguara, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The wing venation, patterned eyes, and even the horns on the scutellum suggest this is a soldier fly in the family Stratiomyidae. Many soldier flies bear a resemblance to wasps. This one kind of reminds me of a yellowjacket.

Reference:

Diptera of Costa Rica and the New World tropics
by Manuel A. Zumbado and Fernando Zeledón

Subjects: Flies, Insects, and Soldier Flies.
Places: Brazil, Minas Gerais, South America, and Tupaciguara.
Adaptations: Mimicry.
Life Stages: Adult.
Taxa: Class Insecta, Family Stratiomyidae, and Order Diptera.
Colors: Black, Brown, and Yellow.

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