Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Dexiinae: Vorinii: Calcager Hutton, 1901

Calcager apertum Hutton, 1901, subsequent. des. Townsend, 1916; Malloch, 1938. [CMNZ].


Characteristics 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 Zealand

Calcager apertum Hutton, 1901; C. dubium Malloch, 1938.

Biology and Hosts

Host: Scopula rubraria (Doubleday, 1843) (Geometridae).


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016