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


Large Long Legs dexiin Fly - Rutilotrixa lateralis

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Long Legs dexiin Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm 
We sometimes see different species of  large Tachinid flies rest on a tree trunk, with head facing downwards, seem waiting for something. We thought they were looking for their host to parasite. 
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We waited and see for an afternoon but did not find out what they were waiting for. We saw that they defence for their territory, they may be the male waiting for the female.

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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