The Acemyiini have a distinctive pattern of scutellar bristling among the Tachinidae, comprising three pairs of very strong setae; one pair of crossed apical setae, a diverging subapical pair set unusually far forwards, and a basal pair which may be approximately parallel or converging. Most species have a long series of proclinate orbital setae in both sexes. The basal node of vein R4+5 in acemyiines has one pair of very long setulae - one on each surface of the wing - which is uncommon in the Goniinae.
^ abCrosskey RW (1973) A conspectus of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of Australia, including keys to the supraspecific taxa and taxonomic and host catalogues. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Supp. 21, London.