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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF FLIES OF AGRICULTURAL IMPORTANCE Title: A new species of Jurinella (Diptera: Tachinidae) from the Dominican Republic with a key to genera of the tribe Tachinini from the Caribbean

Author
item Woodley, Norman

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 20, 2007
Publication Date: October 5, 2007
Citation: Woodley, N.E. 2007. A new species of Jurinella (Diptera: Tachinidae) from the Dominican Republic with a key to genera of the tribe Tachinini from the Caribbean. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109: 856-862.

Interpretive Summary: Flies affect U.S. agriculture in many ways, as pests causing millions of dollars in damage annually, or as beneficial predators and parasites. Tachinid flies, parasites of other insects, are the most important group of flies in insect biocontrol. This paper describes a new species of tachinid fly from the Dominican Republic where the fauna is poorly known. An identification key to the Caribbean genera of the tribe to which the new species belongs is also presented. This information will be of interest to scientists, biocontrol workers, and other action agencies that need to identify tachinid flies.

Technical Abstract: A new species of Jurinella, J. baoruco, is described and illustrated from the Sierra de Baoruco, Dominican Republic. A key to the genera of Tachinini from the Caribbean is also presented.

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