Length: typically 7-8 mm
Sabrosky (1969) lists the characteristics of the genus Juriniopsis, and they include bare eyes, a lack of ocellar bristles, and palpi that are elongate "and somewhat spatulate."
D.M. Wood, writing the Tachinid manual in McAlpine (1987), described some key characteristics of the genus: "Abdominal tergites 3 and 4 without median discal bristles; tergite 3 with 3 to 5 pairs of short stout median marginal bristles; the longest of these no more than twice as long as the shortest."
Juriniopsis adusta has been reported as a parasite of two moth species, one a Tiger Moth (Hypercompe deflorata), the other a skipper (Epargyreus clarus).
The map below shows the states reporting Juriniopsis adusta. The species has also been reported from Mexico and Central America, but not from Canada.
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Insects of West Virginia