Dagger Fly
Female, profile
Adelaide Hills
Gall Inducing Fly
 
    
Dagger Fly (Empis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Shore Fly (Ephydridae)
Species: Dagger Fly (Empis sp)
This Photo:     Female, abdomen

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Also called Dance Flies.
This one was quite a small fly @ <10mm long with a very long proboscis compared to body length.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.