Go-striped Bee Fly
S3: profile
Riverland
Go-striped Bee Fly
S2: Feeding on Sugarwood
 
    
Go-striped Bee Fly (Comptosia heliophila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Go-striped Bee Fly (Comptosia heliophila)
This Photo:     S3: profile, closer

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~15mm body length. As with most Comptosia, these have white wing tips, with the wing veins surrounded by shadow colour.
The body stripes are not always as strong as shown here.
The eyes are indented/emarginate at the rear.
There were a large number of them feeding on a Sugarwood flowers, along with many other insects.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.