Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Dexiinae: Vorinii: Calcageria Curran, 1927

Calcageria incidens Curran, 1927, orig. des. [CMNZ].


Characteristics of Calcageria include: 1. Body size 6.5 – 7.5mm; 2. Last section of vein CuA1 half as long as or longer than penultimate section shared with Calcager, Plagiomyia, and Uclesiella; but differs by 3. Vein R1 with dorsal setae; 4. Cell r4+5 open.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: BP, GB, HB, TK, TO, WD; South Island: BR, DN, FD, MB, MC, MK, NN, OL, SI, SL.

Species in New Zealand

Calcageria incidens Hutton 1901; C. varians Malloch 1938

Biology and Hosts

Hosts: Ischalis variabilis (Warren 1895) (Geometridae), Chloroclystis sp. (Geometridae), Gellonia djectaria Walker 1860) (Geometridae).


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016