Check List 16(3): 749-752, doi: 10.15560/16.3.749
First report of Coenosia attenuata (Stein, 1903) (Diptera, Muscidae) in Uruguay, confirmed by DNA barcode sequences
expand article infoMario Giambiasi, Abel Rodríguez, Ana Arruabarrena, José Buenahora
‡ INIA, Salto, Uruguay
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Coenosia attenuata (Stein, 1903) is a predatory fly which feeds on other insects and can be used as a possible biological control agent. We report this insect in Uruguay for the first time. The flies were found in greenhouses on tomatoes and sweet peppers and identified using both DNA barcoding and morphological characteristics.

Biological control, Coenosiinae, COI, horticulture, predator