Large Banded Bee Fly
Ellura
Black & White Striped Bee Fly
Dorsal
 
    
Bronze Bee Fly (Lomatiinae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Bronze Bee Fly (Lomatiinae sp)

Thank you Tony Daley for helping with the identification of this species

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7mm long. We thought this might be Oncodosia sp, but Chris said "I have my doubts about this one being Oncodosia. Venation indicates Lomatiinae, R2+3 going all the way back, not joining R4+5 in right angle near r-m."

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Sep-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.