Pachygastrinae

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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