Stratiomyiidae

plural noun
Strat·​io·​my·​ii·​dae

Definition of Stratiomyiidae

: a family of small often brightly colored two-winged flies comprising the soldier flies and having saprophagous or predacious terrestrial or aquatic larvae

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History and Etymology for Stratiomyiidae

New Latin Stratiomyia, type genus (from Greek stratios of an army, warlike + New Latin -myia) + -idae

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“Stratiomyiidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stratiomyiidae. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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