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Genus Zabrachia

Zabrachia - Zabrachia polita Zabrachia polita Zabrachia polita Zabrachia polita Soldier Fly? - Zabrachia magnicornis Soldier Fly? - Zabrachia magnicornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies)
Subfamily Pachygastrinae
Genus Zabrachia
Explanation of Names
Zabrachia Coquillett 1901
Numbers
10 spp. in our area, ~20 spp. total(1)
Range
considerably more diverse in the New World, esp. w. NA (a few spp. in Eurasia & islands off Africa); in our area, Z. polita is the most widespread and common sp.(1)
Habitat
larvae under bark of coniferous trees(1)
Food
larvae are predatory; Z. polita is an associate and probably an important predator of Dendroctonus frontalis(1)