Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Medinella Dugdale, 1969

Medinella nigrifemorata Malloch, 1938, designated by position. [NZAC].


Characteristics 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 Zealand

Medinella nigrifemorata Malloch, 1938; M. albifrons Malloch 1938; M. flavofemorata Malloch, 1938; M. varipes Malloch, 1938.

Biology and Hosts



Schnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Medinella
Accessed: 14 August 2020


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016