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Keith Bayless
Containing group: Pachygastrinae


The two species of Berkshiria have a distinctive shape, suggestive of parasitic Hymenoptera, particularly Perilampidae. B. albistylum is found throughout North America and B. hungarica is native to Eastern Europe (Woodley 2001).


Berkshiria is distinguished from other Nearctic and Palaearctic Pachygastrinae by the shape of the antennal flagellum; the basal complex is longer than wide and composed of five distinct articles (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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