Subject: unknown bug species
Location: melbourne, Victoria, Australia
May 12, 2015 1:20 am
I’m wondering what this insect is. I have found several outside my house. Do they fly? Are they harmful? What are they?
Signature: Sharon

Flightless female Soldier Fly

Flightless female Soldier Fly

Dear Sharon,
Your unusual insect is
Boreoides subulatus, a flightless female Soldier Fly in the family Stratiomyidae, subfamily Chiromyzinae, and the last image we posted of this unusual insect was allegedly sighted in the UK.

Thank you so much for getting back to me. Very interesting.
Warm regards,

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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