Soldier Fly Related Insect Resources Types of Flies Types of Insects Soldier Flies belong to the family Stratiomyidae. They come in a variety of colors, often with stripes or multicolor abdomens. Many species resemble bees or wasps. This green soldier fly in the top picture looks almost good enough to eat. That's probably not a good idea because they sometimes feed on manure. They are not considered pests. © 2006. Patricia A. Michaels.