Large Green Parasitic Fly - Rutilia sp.

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Green Parasitic Flies Subfamily Dexiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Subfamily Dexiinae, tribe Rutiliini, body length 20mm
This is the largest Tachinid fly that we saw. Its hairy body was metallic green in colour, with dark patches near the base of the wings. 
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Pictures taken in Yugarapul Park and Alexandra Hill, mid summer. This fly larvae parasites on Scarab Beetle larvae.
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They are usually found in forest or semi-forest, resting with heading downwards on tree trunk about a meter from ground.
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From those pictures that we were taken, we noticed that this fly likes to rest on large Paper Bark tree trunk.
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1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p109.
2. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p149.
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Last updated: February 12, 2008.