Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides

species of fly

Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides is a species of flies in the soldier fly family (Stratiomyidae).[2]

Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides
Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides Brunetti (lectotype) - ZooKeys-238-001-g002-2.jpg
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P. stratiosphecomyioides
Binomial name
Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides

The fly's obvious wasp-waist suggests it may be showing Batesian mimicry. Looking a bit like a wasp would presumable give it some protection.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brunetti, Enrico Adelelmo (1923). "Second revision of the Oriental Stratiomyidae". Records of the Indian Museum. (Calcutta). 25: 45–180.
  2. "Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides". Zipcode Zoo. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2012.

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