TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Protohystriciini: Protohystricia Malloch, 1929Tachina alcis Walker, 1849, orig. des. [BMNH].
DiagnosisCharacteristics of Protohystricia include: 1. Body size 10 – 18mm; 2. Protohystricia species superficially resemble Bothrophora lupina, however Protohystricia can be easily distinguished from all other New Zealand genera by the fringe of hairs on the stem vein.
Distribution in NZ
North Island: GB, HB, TK, TO, WA, WI, WN, WO; South Island: BR,. CO, DN, FD, KA, MB, MC, NN, OL, RI, SI, WD.
Species in New ZealandProtohystricia alcis (Walker, 1849); P. gourlayi (Tonnoir, 1935); P. huttoni Malloch, 1930; P. orientalis (Schiner, 1868).
Biology and HostsWiseana cervinata (Walker, 1865) (see Eyles 1965).
CitationSchnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Protohystricia
Accessed: 24 January 2020