Identification: In typical locations (see Roháček, 2012) look for the bright red eyes, large mouthparts and unusual male genitalia.
The Genus is present in New Zealand, its closest relatives, also belonging to the nominate subgenus Pseudopomyza, are hitherto only known from New Zealand (McAlpine 1994)
Zealandia, the world's youngest continent, formed after it split from Australia and Antarctica 80 million years ago but some theories say that it was then submerged.
The current land masses rose out of the sea 40-50 million years ago.
Heaps of cut grass situated at shaded or semi-shaded situations, either on the margin of a mixed forest with spruce predominating or near alder trees.