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Stratiomyoidea is a superfamily of flies (order Diptera).

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Stratiomys maculosa (Stratiomyidae)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Stratiomyomorpha
Superfamily: Stratiomyoidea
Hendel, 1928

The antennae have a primitive structure. A characteristic morphological characteristic of Pantophthalmidae only is the size of the body: in this family are included, in fact, some species that are among the largest within the Diptera, reaching even 10 cm in wingspan.

The larvae are aquatic or terrestrial habitats and behave in most cases as scavengers at the expense of organic material in decomposition.