TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Heteria Malloch, 1930Heteria appendiculata Malloch, 1930, orig. des. [NZAC].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Heteria include: 1. Body size 5 – 7.5mm; 2. last section of wing vein CuA1 less than half as long as penultimate section; 3. 1st aristal segment as long as or longer than 2nd, the 2 combined as long as 3rd segment.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: AK, BP, CL, GB, ND, TK, TO, WI, WN; South Island: BR, CO, DN, FD, MB,MC, MK, NC, NN, OL, SC, SD, SI, SL, WD; Chatham Islands.
Species in New ZealandHeteria appendiculata Malloch, 1930; H. atripes Malloch, 1930; H. extensa Malloch, 1930; H. flavibasis Malloch, 1930; H. plebia Malloch, 1930; H.punctigera Malloch, 1930.
Biology and HostsOrocrambus sp. (Crambidae).
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Heteria
Accessed: 14 August 2020