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


Blue Rutilia Fly - Rutilia (Neorutilia) simplex

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Blue Rutilia Fly that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm 
Blue Rutilia Fly is a large size fly with metallic blue-green colours. 
All Tachinid Flies share the parasitoid habit. Their larvae are internal parasites of many orders and families of insects. The Rutilia Fly mostly are parasitic in larval Coleoptera (beetle) especially Scarabaeidae. Adults are usually found resting on tree trunk. 
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This fly can be identified by its non-pollinose parafrontals brilliant metallic green to blue-violet in colours, and its has three setae on postalar callus (most other Rutilia sp. have four or more). There are the very strong supernumerary setae on the scutum immediately in front of the scutellum. 
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Three setae on postalar callus
We found this Blue Rutilia Fly once on Dec 2008 in Karawatha Forest on Rocky Track. 
For the general information about Tachinid fly in tribe Rutiliini, please check this page
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 24, 2011.