Sheep Nasal Bot Fly
Anterior
Ellura
Scuttle Fly
S2: Dorsal, ~2mm
 
    
Scuttle Fly (Megaselia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Scuttle Fly (Phoridae)
Species: Scuttle Fly (Megaselia sp)
This Photo:     S1: Halteres just visible

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A very small fly. At first it was hard to determine if it was even Diptera, with the hairy face hiding the usual small antennae of flies.
We suspect there are 3 different species here as they are different sizes & colours, but all with the striped body and pronounced hairy face.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-May-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.