Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Occisor Hutton, 1901

Occisor inscitus Hutton, 1901, by subsequent designation Townsend, 1916 [CMNZ].


Characteristics of Occisor include: 1. Body size 10 –15mm; 2. Vein M between bend and DM-Cu no more than 1/4 length of M between R-M and DM-Cu.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: BP, TK, TO, WA, WI, WN; South Island: BR, CO, DN, MC, MK, NC, NN, OL, SI, SL

Species in New Zealand

Occisor atratus Malloch, 1938; O. inscitus Hutton, 1901; O. versutus Hutton, 1901

Biology and Hosts

Occisor versutus has been recorded from Wiseana sp. (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) (see Eyles 1965).


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016