Species Accounts

Exorista rustica (Fallen, 1810)



Synonymsrustica (Fallen, 1810 - Tachina) [=admete (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=cerceis (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=medoacus (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=megaleas (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=nymphidius (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=pagasus (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=pamesos (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=philonis (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=pitho (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=telestho (Walker, 1849 - Tachina)] [=flavicans (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 - Walkeria)] [=simulans: authors, misident.]
Comments8mm, black+grey with mustard yellow frons, white hairs behind head, bare eyes
Shaw & Ford (1991)-
Belshaw (1993)Overwinters as a first-instar larva within the host. Hosts: in Europe Tenthredinidae sawfly larvae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta). In Britain from Dolerus sp. (Tenthredinidae) (NHM). British distribution: S.England, Midlands, Wales (Monmouth), N.England, S.Scotland (Dumfries), N.Scotland (Perth) and Ireland (Kerry*, Galway, Dublin, Mayo and Antrim*). Flight period: late June to late September (at least 50 records). More than 1 generation per year.
Tschorsnig & Herting (1994)Europe to Ireland England Scandinavia; NS NW HE RP BW BY NB / A CH. Open countryside dry to damp meadows gardens fields wasteland. Mid May to End June (few specimens) and Early July to Early October at least 2 generations. Visits flowers also caught in grass; very frequent. Numerous Tenthredininae.
JNCC review (1996)-
Shaw & Ford (2000)-
SubfamilyEXORISTINAE TribeEXORISTINI
NBN code NBNSYS0000030191 BRC code 7106
StatusUnknown BENHS drawer3.5 35
* mapping provided courtesy of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN); all other content is copyright Chris Raper and respective authors/creators.

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