Stratiomyid #7 (Hermetia sp.) 1

Stratiomyid #7 (Hermetia sp.)
A wasp-mimic soldier-fly – very similar in form to this syrphid. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser – many thanks to him for the name suggestion.

Stratiomyid #6 (Hermetia illucens) 2

Stratiomyid #6 (Hermetia illucens)
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 🙂

Stratiomyid #5 (Hermetia pulchra Wiedemann, 1830) 1

Stratiomyid #5 (Hermetia pulchra Wiedemann, 1830)
This is the largest soldier-fly in the samples, having a 23mm body length. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser – thanks to him for the identification.

Stratiomyid #4 (Artemita hieroglyphica) 1

Stratiomyid #4 (Artemita hieroglyphica)
This soldier-fly, and variations on this pattern, were very common in the dry-season samples. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser – many thanks to him for the identification.

Stratiomyid #3 (Panacris sp.) 1

Stratiomyid #3 (Panacris sp.)
A lovely blue-green tinged soldier-fly. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser – many thanks to him for the name suggestion.

Stratiomyid #2 (Cyphomyia sp.) 1

Stratiomyid #2 (Cyphomyia sp.)
A soldier-fly with strongly shaded wings. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser – many thanks to him for the identification.

Stratiomyid #1

Stratiomyid #1
A lovely blue-tinged soldier-fly. This specimen has been donated to Martin Hauser.