Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Graphotachina Malloch, 1938

Graphotachina sinuata Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [NZAC].


Characteristics of Graphotachina include: 1. Body size 8 –10mm; 2. Parafacials with hairs to at most mid-level of pedicel; 3. Eyes haired; 4. vein M strongly looped backwards; 5. OR parafacial at its narrowest point no more than 1/3 of distance between inner margin of eye and antennal insertion.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: TK, WN; South Island: MC, NN.

Species in New Zealand

Graphotachina sinuata Malloch, 1938; 2 undescribed spp..

Biology and Hosts



Schnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Graphotachina
Accessed: 10 August 2020


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016