Definition of soldier fly in English:

soldier fly

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  • 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
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    • 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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