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Soldier Fly

Stratiomys sp.


An interesting fly I found in a coniferous forest.


Lifer! "S. adelpha and S. discalis are very similar and may turn out to be the same species. The taxonomy of the Nearctic Stratiomys is a mess. There are a few easily distinguished species, but several spp. are defined based on coloration which is variable. The male genitalia have never been examined carefully, and they could be helpful." -N.E. Woodley

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thank you so much, Luis!

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Good find!

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Greenville, New York, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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