Stratiomyoidea

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Stratiomyoidea
Stratiomys maculosa-2.jpg
Stratiomys maculosa (Stratiomyidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Tabanomorpha
Superfamily: Stratiomyoidea
Hendel, 1928
Families

Stratiomyoidea is a superfamily of flies (order Diptera).

The antennae have a primitive structure. A characteristic morphological characteristic of Pantophthalmidae only is the size of the body: in this family are included, in fact, some species that are among the largest within the Diptera, reaching even 10 cm in wingspan.

The larvae are aquatic or terrestrial habitats and behave in most cases as scavengers at the expense of organic material in decomposition.