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Striped Eye Blowfly

Stomorhina sp


Stripy eyed bug, about 1 cm with wings and abdomen glowing in deep cadmium yellow and a blackish thorax and head. Found in the garden today.


I was clueless until Lauren helped with the ID. They seemed to fly around the same group of flowers/ plants and that caused concern because they were my fav plants!

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surekha 7 years ago

Thanks again for helping with the ID, Lauren!

surekha 7 years ago

Either 'Blowfly' or 'Wasp-mimicking Rhiniin fly

surekha 7 years ago

Thanks for the excellent lead on this one, Lauren! I was away and could not post the latest pictures I got right after that. Found more pictures on
Blowfly (Stomorhina sp., Rhiniinae, Calliphoridae)

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

I think you have a species of Stomorhina in the Family Calliphoridae (Blowflies). Theses have striped eyes, large sponging mouthparts and hold the wing flat over the abdomen. It sure is not a typical Calliphorid. This is a similar species:

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Very neat…..What a set of mouthparts its got!

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Haryana, India

Spotted on Dec 11, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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