Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Avibrissina Malloch, 1932

Avibrissina brevipalpis Malloch, 1932, orig. des. [NZAC].


Characteristics 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 Zealand

Avibrissina brevipalpis Malloch, 1932; A. laticornis Malloch, 1932.

Biology and Hosts

An undescribed Avibrissina sp. has been reared from beetle larva of a Pyronota sp. (Scarabaeidae). Avibrissina brevipalpis has been reared from Pyronota inconstans Brookes


Schnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Avibrissina
Accessed: 10 August 2020


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016