Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Dexiinae: Vorinii: Plagiomyia Curran, 1927

Calcager turbida Hutton, 1901 (amended name), orig. des. [CMNZ].


Characteristics of Plagiomyia include: 1. Body size 4 – 8mm; 2. Last section of vein CuA1 half as long as or longer than penultimate section shared with Calcager, Calcageria, and Uclesiella; but differs by; 3. Vein R1 without dorsal setae; 4. Cell r4+5 open; 5. 3rd and 4th abdominal segment without discal setae.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: AK, BP, CL, ND, TK, TO, WI, WN; South Island: BR, CO, DN, FD, MB, MC, NN, OL, SD, SI, SL, WD.; Chatham Islands.

Species in New Zealand

Plagiomyia achaeta Malloch, 1938; P. alticeps Malloch, 1938; P. longicornis Malloch, 1938; P. longipes Malloch, 1938; P. turbida (Hutton 1901).

Biology and Hosts

Wiseana cervinata (Walker, 1865) (see Eyles 1965).


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016