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
More 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.
Definition of soldier fly in:
- The US English dictionary