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


Golden Head Rutilia Fly II - Rutilia (Ameniamima) cingulata

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Golden Head Rutilia Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
This large Golden Head Rutilia Fly is dark purplish black in colour with non-metallic dark brown scutellum. Its postorbits (the narrow strips behind eyes) are silvery white on orange-yellow head.
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Sometimes we found this fly flying and searching on rotten wood. We believed it was the female looking for parasite host, larval Coleoptera (beetle) especially Scarabaeidae.
Scutellum of male and female 
We saw this Black Golden Head Rutilia Fly only a couple of times. Photos were taken in Karawatha Forest near the She-oak-pine area on Dec 2007. 

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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