TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Mallochomacquartia Townsend, 1934Macquartia vexata Hutton, 1901, orig. des. [CMNZ].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Mallochomacquartia include: 1.Body size 6 – 9mm; 2. Mallochomacquartia vexata differs considerable M. nigrihirta and M. flavohirta by cloudy crossveins R-M and DM-Cu and residual vein streaks in at least 1 wing cell of r2+3, or r4+5 or dm; 3.Mallochomacquartia nigrihirta has cross vein R-M cloudy; 4. Mallochomacquartia flavohirta differs by having ventral golden-yellow hairs and bristles. Overall similar in appearance to Peremptor. The genus needs revision.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: AK, BP, CL, GB, HB, TK, TO, WN; South Island: CO, DN, MC, NC,NN, SL, WD.
Species in New ZealandMallochomacquartia vexata (Hutton 1901); M. nigrihirta Malloch 1938; M. flavohirta Malloch 1938.
Biology and HostsUnknown
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Mallochomacquartia
Accessed: 26 January 2020