Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Phasiinae: Leucostomatini: Truphia Malloch, 1930

Truphia grisea Malloch, 1930, orig. des. and monotypy [CMNZ].


Characteristics of Truphia include: 1.Body size 3mm; 2. The genus can easily be recognised and distinguished from other New Zealand tachinid genera by the wing vein M not reaching the wing margin in Truphia grisea, or M only slightly curved upwards to wing margin in the undescribed species and cell r4+5 wide open.

Distribution in NZ

North Island: AK, BP; South Island: CO, MC, MK, SD.

Species in New Zealand

Truphia grisea Malloch, 1930; + one undescribed species.

Biology and Hosts

The undescribed species has been reared from Rhybodes clavicornis (Frabricius) (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).


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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016