Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Tachinini (?Leskiini): Neotryphera Malloch, 1938

Neotryphera atra Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [CMNZ].


Characteristics of Neotryphera include: 1. Body size ± 4mm; 2; Lower squama tongue shaped; not touching scutellum; 3. This character is shared with Trypherina, but differs by long, irregular costal bristles reaching well past R1 into CS3; 4. I have seen one species with similar squamae, but with a long pedicel possibly belonging to Gracilicera.

Distribution in NZ

South Island: BR, CO, MB, MC, MK, NN, OL.

Species in New Zealand

Neotryphera atra Malloch, 1938

Biology and Hosts



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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016