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Sarginae

Keith Bayless
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Containing group: Stratiomyidae

Introduction

Sarginae are generally slender flies, and many members of the subfamily have metallic coloration. Sargine larvae are terrestrial scavengers, coprophages, or saprophages in decaying fruits, bulbs, or other vegetable material, leaf litter, or excrement (James 1965, James 1981).

Characteristics

All Sarginae have an aristate last antennal flagellomere and a reduced number of flagellomeres in the basal complex. Most Sarginae have five flagellomeres and crossvein m-cu, but a few species have more flagellomeres and no crossvein m-cu (Woodley 2001).

References

James, M.T. 1965. Family Stratiomyidae. Pp.299-319, in Stone, A., C. Sabrosky, W. Wirth, R. Foote, J. Coulson. A catalog of the Diptera of America north of Mexico. Agricultural Research Service, USDA, IIV, 1-1696.

James, M.T. 1981. 36. Stratiomyidae. Manual Nearct. Dipt. 1: 497-511.

Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

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Scientific Name Chloromyia formosa
Location Boussy-St-Antoine, Ile-de-France, France
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Source Chloromyia formosa
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Copyright © 2004 CÚcile Bassaglia
Scientific Name Ptecticus trivittatus
Location Lake Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Martin Hauser
Life Cycle Stage Adult
Size ~15 mm
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Source Collection BugGuide.Net
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Copyright © Edward Trammel
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