- Zabrachia albipilum
- Zabrachia annulifemur
- Zabrachia barbata
- Zabrachia beameri
- Zabrachia hebicornuta
- Zabrachia knowltoni
- Zabrachia latigena
- Zabrachia lopha
- Zabrachia madagascariensis
- Zabrachia magnicornis
- Zabrachia mexicana
- Zabrachia minutissima
- Zabrachia occidentalis
- Zabrachia parva
- Zabrachia plicata
- Zabrachia polita
- Zabrachia pusilla
- Zabrachia stackelbergi
- Zabrachia stoichoides
- Zabrachia tenella
- Zabrachia yuccae
All known Zabrachia larvae are subcutaneous predators in coniferous trees (Rozkošný 1998). Z. polita is an associate and probably an important predator of Dendroctonus frontalis, the southern pine beetle.
Ten species of Zabrachia are found in North America, mostly Western North America, and Z. polita is the most widespread and common species. Five species are known only from the Neotropical region. Z. annulifemur is native to India. Z. madagascariensis is found only in Madagascar. Z. minutissima is found in Europe, Russia, and Uzbekistan, and 2 additional species are known from Eastern Europe and Russia. Z. occidentalis is known only from the Canary Islands (Woodley 2001).
Keys to the adults and known larvae of North American Zabrachia species are given in James (1965).
James, M.T. 1965. Contributions to our knowledge of the Nearctic Pachygasterinae (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Ann. Entom. soc. Am. 58: 902-908.
James, M.T. 1981. 36. Stratiomyidae. Manual of Nearct. Dipt. 1: 497-511.
Rozkošný, R. 1998. Chapter 24. Family Stratiomyidae. Manual Palaearct. Dipt. 2: 387-411.
Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.
- Diptera.info. Image of Zabrachia tenella larva.
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