Definition of soldier fly in English:

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soldier fly

noun

A bright metallic fly with a flattened body, which frequently basks in the sun with its wings folded flat over the body.
  • Family Stratiomyidae: many genera.
Example sentences
  • Odontomyia hydrolean is part of the soldier fly family and was first reported in Britain in 1829 but disappeared soon after.
  • Other flies found on the poultry establishment include soldier flies, small dung flies, fruit flies and rat-tailed maggots.
  • During World War II, the black soldier fly spread into Europe, India, Asia and even Australia.

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