TACHINIDAE: Dexiinae: Vorinii: Calcager Hutton, 1901Calcager apertum Hutton, 1901, subsequent. des. Townsend, 1916; Malloch, 1938. [CMNZ].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Calcager include: 1. Body size 6 – 9mm; 2. Last section of vein CuA1 half as long as or longer than penultimate section shared with Calcageria, Plagiomyia, and Uclesiella; but differs by; 3. Vein R1 without dorsal setae; 4. Cell r4+5 open; 5. 3rd and 4th abdominal segment with discal setae.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: AK, BP, HB,TK, TO, WN, South Island: BR, CO, DN, FD, MB, MC, MK, NN, OL, SD, SI, SL., WD.
Species in New ZealandCalcager apertum Hutton, 1901; C. dubium Malloch, 1938.
Biology and HostsHost: Scopula rubraria (Doubleday, 1843) (Geometridae).
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Calcager
Accessed: 14 August 2020