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Containing group: Pachygastrinae


The majority of Neopachygaster species are native to Subsaharan Africa. Neopachygaster meromelaena is native to Europe, N. intermedia has been recorded from Mongolia and Uzbekistan, N. maculicornis and N. reniformis is from North America east of the Rocky Mountains, N. occidentalis is from northwestern North America, N. vitrea is found both in Europe and North America (Woodley 2001), N. admiranda is found in Israel, and N. caucasica, N. secernibilis and N. stackelbergi are from Russia (Krivosheina 2004).


Neopachygaster can be distinguished from other Nearctic Pachygastrinae by the following characteristics: Inner surface of basal plate of antennal flagellum with smooth dark shiny area; Arista relatively bare; R4 and R5 separate (James 1981).


James, M. T. 1981. Chapter 36: Stratiomyidae. Manual of Nearctic Diptera. 1:497-511.

Krivosheina, N. P. 2004. A review of the stratiomyid-fly genera Neopachygaster Austen, Eupachygaster Kertesz and Pachygaster Meigen (Diptera, Stratiomyidae) from Russia and neighbouring countries. Ent. Obozr. 83:490-506.

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 Neopachygaster maculicornis
Location Raleigh, Wake Co., North Carolina, USA
Acknowledgements From NCSU Insect Collection; Collected by C. S. Brimley
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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