Ptecticus trivittatus

Yellow Soldier Fly

Ptecticus trivittatus, Yellow Soldier Fly in lateral view

Family: Stratiomyidae • Subfamily: Stratiomyinae • Length: 6-7 mm


The yellowish abdomen has brown bands at the base of each segment; the wings lack markings. Adults may be found around fermenting materials such as fallen fruit, or visiting flowers such as umbellifers (Arnett, 2000).


Ptecticus trivittatus, dorsal view of Yellow Soldier Fly