TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Perrissina Malloch, 1938Perrissina crocea Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [NZAC].
DiagnosisCharacteristics 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 ZealandPerrissina albiceps Malloch, 1938; P. brunniceps Malloch, 1938; P. crocea Malloch, 1938; P. varices Malloch, 1938; P. xanthopyga Malloch, 1938.
Biology and HostsReared from a Lucanidae sp. ex Eucalyptus, from a dead Plagianthus sp. branch and privet wood.
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Perrissina
Accessed: 24 January 2020