A single specimen of Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead was reared from olives in South Africa (Neuenschwander 1982). It is a parasitoid of various Diptera (Johnston and Tiegs 1921; Gahan 1938), and thus probably came from olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, in this particular sample. However, given the extreme rarity of other reports, it seems doubtful that T. zealandicus regularly attacks fruit-infesting Tephritidae. In any case, it’s status as a parasitoid of olive fly needs confirmation.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.