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


Grey Rutilia Fly I - Rutilia (Donovanius) viridinigra or inusta

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Rutilia Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm
This is one of the largest Tachinid flies that we saw. Its hairy body is dark grey in colour. It was found in forest or semi-forest, resting with heading downwards on tree trunk about a meter from ground. This fly larvae parasites on Scarab Beetle larvae.  
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There are the very strong supernumerary setae on the scutum immediately in front of the scutellum. 
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We checked that the ID of this Grey Rutilia Fly is Rutilia (Donovanius) viridinigra or inusta, Most likely inusta.
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We found this Grey Rutilia Fly once in Karawatha Forest on Dec 2004.  

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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