Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Calotachina Malloch, 1938

Calotachina tricolor Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [NZAC].


Characteristics of Calotachina include: 1. Body size 13mm; 2. Anatergite bare (this character shared with Asetulia, Pales, Genotrichia, Montanarturia, Microhystricia, Wattia, Voriini group); 3. Wing membrane pigmented at R-M, DM-Cu and post angular section of M; 4. Cell r4+5 open; 5. 1st aristomere much shorter than 2nd, 2nd aristomere about as long as 3rd.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: ND; South Island: CO, DN, MB, MC, MK, NC, NN, SI.

Species in New Zealand

Calotachina tricolor Malloch, 1938

Biology and Hosts



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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016