Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Austromacquartia Townsend, 1934

Maquartia claripennis Malloch, 1932, orig. des. [NZAC].


Characteristics of Austromacquartia include: 1. Body size 10mm; 2. Parafacials haired on upper half; 3. parafacials at middle narrower than post pedicel; 4. Face deep, divided by a very weak facial carina; 5. Lower facial margin small, deeply sunken; 6. Facial ridge strongly angled backwards below; 7. Wing cell r4+5 closed, with a very short petiole at centre of wing margin. Note: this genus is currently not included in the key and needs revising.

Distribution in NZ

South Island: MB, WD. Distribution after Malloch 1938, the genus might have a wider distribution.

Species in New Zealand

Austromacquartia claripennis Malloch, 1932.

Biology and Hosts



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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016