Eur. J. Entomol. 104 (1): 111-118, 2007 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2007.017

Identity, larva and distribution of the Oriental soldier fly, Odontomyia ochropa (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

1 Department of Zoology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic; e-mail:;
2 Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; e-mail:

Odontomyia ochropa
Thomson, 1869, is redescribed and found to be identical with O. dorsoangulata Brunetti, 1920, which is proposed as a new synonym. The female holotype of O. ochropa from the Philippines was examined and compared with specimens from India, Thailand and Singapore. Terminalia and other diagnostic characters of both sexes are illustrated. The larva of O. ochropa is described in detail. The larval characters are in accordance with the characters of O. dorsoangulata mentioned by Brunetti (1920). The larva of O. ochropa is compared with that of O. cyanea described by Mathur (1933). Cuticular structures and diagnostic characters of both larvae are documented by drawings and SEM micrographs. A new identification key to larvae of Odontomyia known from the Oriental Region is provided.

Keywords: Stratiomyidae, Odontomyia ochropa, adults, larvae, Oriental region, taxonomy, morphology

Received: January 26, 2006; Accepted: September 7, 2006; Revised: September 7, 2006; Published: January 3, 2007Show citation

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NERUDOVÁ-HORSÁKOVÁ, J., KOVAC, D., & ROZKO©NÝ, R. (2007). Identity, larva and distribution of the Oriental soldier fly, Odontomyia ochropa (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Eur. J. Entomol.104(1), 111-118. doi: 10.14411/eje.2007.017.
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