Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Perrissina Malloch, 1938

Perrissina crocea Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [NZAC].


Characteristics of Perrissina include: 1. Body size 10 – 12mm; 2; Parafacials bare below lowest frontal bristles; 3. Gena height at most 1/2 as high as eye; 4. Face visible in profile.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: AK, BP, CL, ND, TK, TO, WI, WN; South Island: BR, DN, FD, NC, NN, SD.

Species in New Zealand

Perrissina albiceps Malloch, 1938; P. brunniceps Malloch, 1938; P. crocea Malloch, 1938; P. varices Malloch, 1938; P. xanthopyga Malloch, 1938.

Biology and Hosts

Reared from a Lucanidae sp. ex Eucalyptus, from a dead Plagianthus sp. branch and privet wood.


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016