Brown Phasiin Fly
Long Tongue Dexiin Fly I  
Golden-blue Tachinid Fly
Golden-brown Tachinid Fly 
Thin Long Legs Fly
Metallic Green Hairy Fly
Golden Tachinid Fly I
Golden Tachinid Fly II
Grey Tachinid Fly I
Blue Hairy Tachinid Fly
Black Hairy Tachinid Fly
Hairy-eyed Grey Tachinid
Processionary Cat. Para.
Grey Tachinid Fly II
Grey Tachinid Fly III
Grey Tachinid Fly IV
Grey Hairy Tachinid Fly
S. Grey Hairy Tachinid Fly
Grey Tachinid Fly V
Grey Tachinid Fly VI


Black-striped Dexiin Fly I - Trichostylum parafaciale

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black-striped Dexiin Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
We identified this species by its striped patterns on thorax. Scutellum and all legs are black in colour. Lower calypter is brownish-white. Abdomen in narrow egg shape and is creamy-brown with mid black strip. 
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The Dexiin Fly mostly are parasitic in larval Coleoptera (beetle) especially Scarabaeidae. Adults are usually found resting on tree trunk. Females rest on ground when larvipositing.
Photos were taken near Old Maleny Road on Nov 2008. The fly was wandering on ground.

1. The systematics of the Australasian Dexiini (Diptera : Tachinidae : Dexiinae) with revisions of endemic genera - DA Barraclough, Invertebrate Taxonomy 1992, 6(5) 1127 - 1371.
2. A conspectus of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of Australia, including keys to the supraspecific taxa and taxonomic and host catalogues - R. W. Crosskey, British Museum (Natural History), Bulletin, Entomology, Supplement 21, 1973.
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