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


Green Rutilia Fly II - Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) rubriceps

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Green Rutilia Fly that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm
The fly's hairy body was bright metallic golden-green in colour, a bit darker than the R. (C.) formosa otherwise looked very similar. On the thorax there is the white pollinosity but may not be very obvious on some individuals. 
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As other group in subfamily Dexiinae, flies in Rutiliini are parasitic in larval Coleoptera (beetle) especially Scarabaeidae. They like to rest on large tree trunk.
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We found this fly in Karawatha Forest on Dec 2006, Dec 2007 and in Tingalpa on Nov 2009.  
1. A revisionary classification of the Rutiliini (Diptera: Tachinidae), : with keys to the described species - R. W. Crosskey, British Museum (Natural History), Bulletin, Entomology, Supplement 19, 1973. 
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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Last updated: January 25, 2011.