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Containing group: Beridinae


Species of Allognosta are variable in color and have a distinctive shape (Woodley 1995). They are found throughout much of the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions, also in Western and Southeastern Africa, and are most diverse in the Oriental region and Papua New Guinea (Woodley 2001).


Allognosta is the only genus in Beridinae with apical setation on the first flagellomere of the antenna and no scutellar spines. Adults are 4-7 mm in length (Woodley 1995).


Woodley, N. E. 1995. The genera of Beridinae (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Memoirs of En. Soc. Wash. 16 1-231.

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 Allognosta obscuriventris
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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