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Beris vallata (Common Orange Legionnaire).jpg
Beris vallata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Stratiomyidae
Subfamily: Beridinae
Genus: Beris
Latreille, 1802
Type species
Musca chalybata
Forster, 1771

Beris is a genus of flies in the family Stratiomyidae.[1][2] They are small flies with reduced palpi. The scutellum has spines and the abdomen has seven visible segments. Eyes contiguous in male.[3]



  1. ^ "Fauna Europaea". European Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. ^ Stubbs, A. & Drake, M. (2001). British Soldierflies and Their Allies: A Field Guide to the Larger British Brachycera. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 512 pp. ISBN 1-899935-04-5.
  3. ^ E. P. Narchuk in Bei-Bienko, G. Ya, 1988 Keys to the insects of the European Part of the USSR Volume 5 (Diptera) Part 2 English edition. Keys to Palaearctic species but now needs revision.