Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs DipteraGreen Blowfly Australiphthiria sp (Bee Fly) Mydas Fly, Miltinus sp Robber Fly, Bathypogon sp Golden Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus) Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi) Soldier Flies (Odontomyia) Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly, Ischiodon scutellaris

The genus Odontomyia, in the family Stratiomyidae, are a group of flies known by the common name of Soldier Fly (Soldier Flies). They have variable, abdomen colours, that are often strongly marked with bands. Species identification often requires examination of genitalia.

Genus Odontomyia (member of Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Genus Odontomyia (member of Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Soldier Fly (family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Soldier Fly (family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Genus Odontomyia (member of Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Genus Odontomyia (member of Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT
Genus Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT
Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT
Genus Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT
Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT
Odontomyia (Soldier Fly), Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Diptera
  • Suborder: Brachycera
  • Informal: Orthorrhapha
  • Superfamily: Stratiomyoidea
  • Family: Stratiomyidae
  • Subfamily: Stratiomyinae
  • Tribe: Stratiomyini
  • Genus: Odontomyia
  • Species:
    at time of writing (28 December 2023) Atlas of Living Australia has 33 described species

Footnote & References

  1. Odontomyia, many thanks for ID to Ken Walker, member of Entomology Australia “Invertebratology”, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/507004496955277/
  2. Odontomyia Meigen, 1803, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/1d4df600-3108-41df-95bd-fa5d6f5c5e85
  3. Genus Odontomyia, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/122221-Odontomyia

Alice Springs DipteraGreen Blowfly Australiphthiria sp (Bee Fly) Mydas Fly, Miltinus sp Robber Fly, Bathypogon sp Golden Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus) Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi) Soldier Flies (Odontomyia) Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly, Ischiodon scutellaris

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