Distribution habitat and conservation


Restricted to eastern Papua New Guinea where it is mostly found in primary tropical forest, at altitudes up to 1400 m. It has been recorded in the following provinces:

  • Eastern Highlands
  • Morobe Province
  • Northern (Oro Province)
  • Central Province
  • Milne Bay Province
  • Madang

These flies like shade and are most likely to be found resting on tree trunks or the undersides of leaves.


Although there has been no conservation action targeted at this species, increased destruction of its favoured tropical forest habitat by activities such as logging could place it under threat, especially as it has such a restricted distribution.