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 IV - Rutilia (Donovanius) agaimiodes

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Rutilia Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm, female 
This is one of the largest Tachinid flies that we saw. Its hairy body is mostly brownish-grey in colour with metallic violet on thorax. It wings appear to have strongly developed basal "shoulders". 
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Most other Rutilia Flies rest on tree trunk with head facing downwards. This Grey Rutilia Fly rests with head facing upwards. 
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From those pictures that we were taken, we noticed that this fly likes to rest on large Paper Bark tree trunk.
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We found this fly a couple of times in Karawatha Forest and Wishart on Oct 2007 and Jan 2008

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.