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


Long Tongue Dexiin Fly I - Senostoma sp.

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Long Tongue Dexiin Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
The fly has the robust and medium long proboscis , which is about the same as head length.
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The Dexiin Fly mostly are parasitic in larval Coleoptera (beetle) especially Scarabaeidae. Adults are usually found resting on tree trunk. 
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This fly like to rest on large tree trunk with head always heading downwards.  
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The fly is quite common in Brisbane's Eucalyptus forest.   
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We found this fly in a few times in Karawatha Forest on Sep and Oct.
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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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Last updated: December 19, 2012.