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Containing group: Clitellariinae


Adoxomyia is found in all zoogeographic regions except Australia. It is most diverse in the Palaearctic region. Only 4 species are found in the Neotropical region, 3 in Eastern Asia, and one, A. argenteofasciata, is found in Eastern Subsaharan Africa.


Adoxomyia is distinguished from other Nearctic Clitellariinae by the pilose eyes, unpatterned wings, and the stylate antenna in which the last three flagellomeres are much longer than wide (James 1981).


James, M.T. 1981. 36. Stratiomyidae. 1981. Manual of Nearct. Dipt. 1: 497-511.

Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

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Scientific Name Adoxomyia subulata
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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