Stratiomyiidae

Stratiomyiidae

 

(soldier flies), a family of flies. Stratiomyiids measure 5-15 mm in size and have a flattened abdomen. They are brightly colored; the black body has yellow and green stripes and spots. Sometimes the body has a metallic sheen. Less commonly, stratiomyiids are completely black. There are more than 1,500 species, which are distributed on all continents except Antarctica. In the USSR, there are about 200 species (chiefly in the southern regions). The flies live on flowers and plants near water (less often, on tree trunks and branches). The larvae live in polluted waters, under the bark of trees, in decaying wood, in forest litter, in compost and manure, and in anthills. They are either saprophagous or predatory.

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Additionally, species of Piophilidae, Phoridae, Stratiomyiidae, Ulidiidae, Sphaeroceridae, Sepsidae, and Syrphidae have been recorded to feed on carcasses and cadavers (Catts & Goff 1992; Vasconcelos et al.
megacephala Larvas Cochliomyia macellaria Larvas Hemilucilia semidiaphana Larvas Muscidae Larvas Phoridae Megaselia sp Larvas Sarcophagidae Peckia sp Larvas Oxvsarcodexia conclausa Larvas Ravinia sp Larvas Stratiomyiidae Hermetia illuscens Larvas Hymenoptera Apidae Trigona sp Adultos Formicidae Solenopsis sp Adultos Vespidae Polistes sp.
Las familias Anthomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Dixidae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Sciomiydae y Stratiomyiidae, emergieron solamente en tiempo de lluvia; Sarcophagidae, Leptoceridae, Braconidae y Muscidae, emergieron en tiempo de sequia.
Sciomiydae and Stratiomyiidae, emerged only at rainy season, Sarcophagidae.
Familias como Anthomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Dixidae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Sciomiydae y Stratiomyiidae, emergieron solamente en tiempo de lluvia.
In addition, the high abundance, as determinded from the Malaise traps, of the families, Tabanidae, Asilidae, Stratiomyiidae, Syrphidae, and Tachinidae deserves mention here.
It is encouraged however, that future research, in addition to focusing on the abundance of flies from the Tabanidae, Asilidae, Stratiomyiidae, Syrphidae, and Tachinidae families, also focus on positively identifying Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae flies at the Kiuic site.
Diptera da Serra do Navio (Amapa, Brasil): Asilidae, Bombyliidae, Calliphoridae, Micropezidae, Muscidae, Sarcophagidae, Stratiomyiidae, Syrphidae, Tabanidae e Tachinidae.
Stratiomyiidae, Erinnidae, Coenomyidae, Tabanidae, Pantophthalmidae, Rhagionidae.