Tachinid fly - Subfamily Phasiinae
- This page contains pictures and information about Tachinid
Flies Subfamily Phasiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- This subfamily parasitic in Hemiptera. It is believed that all species in this group are parasitoids of
Hemiptera - Heteroptera
(true bugs). Their abdomen is bare of bristles
and is either globular or quite flat and round. Most of them are
orange-brown in colours. Their lower calypters are very broad.
- Flies in subfamily Phasiinae can be identified by the following
- - head without facial carina,
- - bare eyes,
- - lower calypter very broad,
- - coloured wings,
- - scutellum with one, two or three pair of marginal setae, without discal setae,
- Some reference group this tribe together in Phasiini.
- Brown Phasiin Fly
- Saralba ocypteroides, body length 8mm
- This fly is orange-brown in colour with brown-tinted wings. It has the very
broad lower calypter. The abdomen is elongated and has two transverse dark
brown bands on orange-yellow. The legs are also orange-yellow basally, black
on the remainder.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 784.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p376.
- 3. Family TACHINIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
- 4. A conspectus of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of Australia, including keys to the supraspecific taxa and taxonomic and host catalogues -
R.W. Crosskey, 1973, British Museum (Natural History), Bulletin Entomology Supplement 21.
- 5. A review of the Australian species of Cylindromyia Meigen and Saralba walker
(tachinidae: Diptera) - SJ Paramonov, Australian Journal of Zoology 4(3) 358 - 375, 1956.
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