Stratiomyomorpha

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Stratiomyomorpha
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Stratiomys chamaeleon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Stratiomyomorpha
Families

Pantophthalmidae
Stratiomyidae- Soldier flies
Xylomyidae

The brachyceran infraorder Stratiomyomorpha is a small group that consists primarily of the family Stratiomyidae (soldier flies) and two small related families.

The larvae are often saprophages, and many can be found in rotting wood.

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