TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Medinella Dugdale, 1969Medinella nigrifemorata Malloch, 1938, designated by position. [NZAC].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Medinella include: 1. Body size 5 – 6mm; 2. Distinguished from all other NZ Tachinidae by posteroventral midfemur with 1 or 2 strong downwardly directed bristles close to femur base.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: BP, CL, TK, TO; South Island: BR, CO, DN, FD, MB, MC, MK, NN, OL, SD, SI, SL, WD.
Species in New ZealandMedinella nigrifemorata Malloch, 1938; M. albifrons Malloch 1938; M. flavofemorata Malloch, 1938; M. varipes Malloch, 1938.
Biology and HostsUnknown
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Medinella
Accessed: 23 January 2020