Stratiomyiidae

plural noun Strat·io·my·ii·dae

Definition of Stratiomyiidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of stratiomyiidae

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


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