Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Wattia Malloch, 1938

Wattia ferruginea Malloch, 1938, orig. des. [type according to Miller (1950) in USNM, type not found].


Characteristics of Wattia include: 1.Body size 6 – 9mm; 2. pre-sutural intra-alar setae present; 3. Anatergite bare (this character shared with Asetulia, Calotachina, Pales, Genotrichia, Montanarturia, Microhystricia, Voriini group); 4. Cell r4+5 with a petiole; 5. Abdominal tergites fused at centre at least

Distribution in NZ

North Island: HB, TK, TO, WI, WN; South Island: FD, NN.

Species in New Zealand

Wattia ferruginea Malloch, 1938; W. petiolata Malloch, 1938; W. sessilis Malloch, 1938; + 1 n. sp.

Biology and Hosts



Schnitzler F-R 2016. Tachinidae of New Zealand. Genus Wattia
Accessed: 10 August 2020


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016