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Containing group: Pachygastrinae


Cosmariomyia is a small, distinctive genus of New World pachygastrines. C. albarista has been collected in El Salvador, C. argyrosticta is found throughout much of the neotropics, and C. pallidipennis is occurs in Ohio, the Southeastern United States, and parts of Mexico (Woodley 2001).


Cosmariomyia can be distinguished from other Nearctic Pachygastrinae by the dense black setae on the arista and two spines on the scutellum (James 1981).


James, M. T. 1981. Chapter 36: Stratiomyidae. Manual of Nearctic Diptera. 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 Cosmariomyia pallidipennis
Location near Jacksonville, Onslow Co. North Carolina USA
Acknowledgements From NCSU Insect Collection
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By Norman Woodley
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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