Soldier Fly

Soldier fly, subfamily Pachygastrinae


Family: Stratiomyidae

Subfamily: Pachygastrinae


The fly shown here is in Pachygaster, Eupachygaster, or some other closely related genus.

Pachygastrinae is a poorly defined subfamily, presumably paraphyletic, that is somewhat of a dumping ground for non-descript Stratiomyids.

Photo location: Tuis, Cartago province, Costa Rica.

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