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Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - top view
Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - top view


Twin-spot centurion soldierfly
The twin-spot centurion soldierfly (Sargus bipunctatus) belongs to the order Diptera and to the family of soldier flies (Stratiomyidae). This species is common and widespread throughout Europe.
Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - side face
Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - side face
Twin-spot centurion soldierflies reach body lengths of 11-13 mm. Their bodies are very slender and shiny. The abdomen of the females is red at the sides and (in the shape of a lance) leads backwards. The abdomen of the male is narrow, rounded at the end and dark purple in colour. The legs of the females are yellow, while those of the males are dark.
Soldier fly - Sargus bipunctatus - Twin-spot Centurion
Soldier fly - Sargus bipunctatus - Twin-spot Centurion
The twin-spot centurion soldierfly is active from August to October. The females lay their eggs in bark or rotting foliage and the larvae develop there.
Twin-spot Centurion - front view
Twin-spot Centurion - front view


Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - top view
2. Twin-spot Centurion - Sargus bipunctatus - side face
3. Soldier fly - Sargus bipunctatus - Twin-spot Centurion
4. Twin-spot Centurion - front view
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