Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Altaia  Malloch, 1938

Altaia geniculata Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [Type location: NZAC].


Characteristics of Altaia include: 1. Body size < 7mm; 2. Parafacials haired on upper half; 3. parafacials at middle narrower than post pedicel; 4. Eyes sparsely haired; 5. Aristal segment 3 slightly elbowed above segment 2; 6. apical scutellar bristles absent or at most a pair of minute fine hairs; 7. abdominal tergites 3-5 with discal bristles.

Distribution in NZ

South Island: CO, NN, SD. Distribution after Malloch 1938, the genus might have a wider distribution.

Species in New Zealand

Altaia geniculata Malloch, 1938.

Biology and Hosts



Schnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Altaia
Accessed: 14 August 2020


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016