Vanoyia tenuicornis

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Vanoyia tenuicornis

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Stratiomyidae
Subfamily: Stratiomyinae
Tribe: Oxycerini
Genus: Vanoyia
Species: V. tenuicornis
Binomial name
Vanoyia tenuicornis
(Macquart, 1834)
  • Oxycera longicornis Dale, 1842
  • Oxycera tenuicornis Macquart, 1834
  • Vanoyia longicornis (Dale, 1842)
  • Vanoyia terminata (Walker, 1851)

Vanoyia tenuicornis, the long-horned soldier, is a European species of soldier fly. [1]


Vanoyia tenuicornis is strongly sexually dimorphic. The male has a black thorax and black abdomen , and no yellow pattern except on the notopleural suture and postalar callus. Legs mostly black. The female has an extensively yellow mesopleuron , and a yellow scutellum. Legs of the female are mainly orange. A remarkable species with long antenna; which apparently have no terminal style.[2][3]


Belgium, Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, North Africa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ George Henry VerrallStratiomyidae and succeeding families of the Diptera Brachycera of Great Britain- British flies (1909)BHL Full text with illustrations
  3. ^ Seguy. E. Faune de France Faune n° 13 1926. Diptères Brachycères. 308 p., 685 fig.