Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Bothrophora Schiner, 1868

Bothrophora zelebori Schiner, 1868 [= Musca lupina Swederus, 1787], orig. des.


Characteristics of Bothrophora include: 1. Body size 15 – 20mm; 2. Face with deep antennal grooves separated by facial carina; 3. Bothrophora lupina resembles Protohystricia spp., but is lacking a fringe of hairs on stem vein.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: AK, BP, GB, HB, ND, RI, TO, WI. South Island: BR, KA, MB, NC, NN, SD, WD, WN. (Undescribed species: CO, DN, MC, SL).

Species in New Zealand

Bothrophora lupina (Swederus, 1787); one undescribed species?.

Biology and Hosts



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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016