Scuttle Fly
ES2: Dorsal (body~2mm)
Ellura
Scuttle Fly
ES2: Posterior
 
    
Scuttle Fly (Megaselia sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Fly (Diptera)
Family: Scuttle Fly (Phoridae)
Species: Scuttle Fly (Megaselia sp)
This Photo:     ES2: Profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
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 22-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species