Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Soldier Fly (Odontomyia sp), Sumatra Indonesia


These photos were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This soldierfly is from the family of Stratiomyidae under genus of Odontomyia.



This fly has shiny black thorax with some brown hair over the thorax and white hair below it. The abdomen is green, and the wings are transparrent. The compound eyes are greenish brown with two dark lines at the lower part of compound eyes. The size is about 10mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Diptera - Flies
No Taxon : Orthorrhapha
Infraorder:  Stratiomyomorpha
Family: Stratiomyidae - Soldier flies
Subfamily : Stratiomyinae
Tribe : Stratiomyini
Genus : Odontomyia

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odontomyia

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