TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Linnaemyini: Chaetophthalmus Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1891Micropalpus brevigaster Macquart, 1846, by subsequent des. Townsend, 1916. [BMNH].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Chaetophthalmus include: 1. Body size 6 - 9mm; 2. Prosternal membrane and prosternum finely haired; 3. Facial ridge bare; 4. Parafacials haired.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: AK, BP, CL, TK, WI; South Island: MC, NN; Chatham Islands.
Species in New ZealandChaetophthalmus bicolor (Macquart, 1848), exotic introduced to NZ from Australia
Biology and HostsUnknown in New Zealand. Chaetophthalmus bicolor has been recorded from all species of Agrotis (Noctuidae) in Australia (Cantrell,1985).
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Chaetophthalmus
Accessed: 14 August 2020