TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Avibrissina Malloch, 1932Avibrissina brevipalpis Malloch, 1932, orig. des. [NZAC].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Avibrissina include: 1. Body size 7 – 8mm; 2. Proboscis about same length as subcranial cavity; 3. Palpi very short.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: BP, TO, WN. South Island: NN, FD, MB, MK, WD.
Species in New ZealandAvibrissina brevipalpis Malloch, 1932; A. laticornis Malloch, 1932.
Biology and HostsAn undescribed Avibrissina sp. has been reared from beetle larva of a Pyronota sp. (Scarabaeidae). Avibrissina brevipalpis has been reared from Pyronota inconstans Brookes
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Avibrissina
Accessed: 26 January 2020