Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TACHINIDAE: Tachininae: Occisorini: Xenorhynchia Malloch, 1938

Xenorrhynchia peeli Malloch, 1938, orig. des. and monotypy [NZAC].


Characteristics of Xenorrhynchia include: 1.Body size 13 – 15mm; 2; Parafacial much wider at narrowest point than postpedicel; 3. Parafacial with hairs to just below midway of eye; 4. Face with deep antennal grooves separated by linear and sharp facial carina; 5. Postpedicel at least 4 × longer than pedicel, the latter being short; 6. 2nd aristal segment at least 3 × longer than wide.

Distribution in NZ

South Island: NC, NN.
Distribution is entirely based on type material. Specimen identifications in NZAC need to be confirmed before conclusive distributions can be established.

Species in New Zealand

Xenorrhynchia peeli Malloch, 1938; + 3 n. spp.?

Biology and Hosts



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


v1.0. Schnitzler F-R. 2016