Pararchytas decisa (Nearctic) 2

Here is a nice specimen of Pararchytas decisa (male) – not the darkened wing bases and vein rm. I have yet to track down Norm Woodley’s revision* of this genus so the determination is tentative until I can see a description of all 3 species.

EDIT (9/8/2011): I now have Norm Woodley’s key and this is confirmed as Pararchytas decisa.

* Woodley, N.E. 1998. A revision of the genus Pararchytas Brauer and Bergenstamm (Diptera: Tachinidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 100: 409–420.

2 thoughts on “Pararchytas decisa (Nearctic)

  1. Reply Ben Coulter Apr 30,2011 5:10 am

    Great site! I found the aforementioned reference here:

    http://biostor.org/cache/pdf/dc/18/6b/dc186bee7362e4422ec3cfddba9e2e23.pdf

  2. Reply ChrisR Apr 30,2011 9:17 am

    @Ben Coulter
    Thanks for that Ben – much appreciated – I’ll double-check my ID later 🙂

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