Stratiomyid #6 (Hermetia illucens) 2

An interesting soldier-fly that seems to be a wasp mimic. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser. An identification of Hermetia illucens has been suggested by Rui and I think he is correct, as this is a very common species in the tropics ๐Ÿ™‚

2 thoughts on “Stratiomyid #6 (Hermetia illucens)

  1. Reply Rui Andrade May 13,2009 2:21 pm

    I think it’s very similar to Hermetia illucens, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats for the very interesting blog ;-).

  2. Reply ChrisR May 13,2009 2:28 pm

    Hi, yes I think you are correct … they are incredibly common in the tropics and I have caught a few over the years. I just wasn’t too sure whether there are alternative species that look similar ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the name anyway – I will update the post ๐Ÿ™‚

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