Petite Bee Fly
Feeding in O. magniflora
Green Parasitic Blowfly
Green Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)
Species: Green Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp ES1)
This Photo:     Face

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
You could easily be forgive for thinking this was a bee, as it scours the Melaleuca flowers. And it's quite timid so hard to get close enough to see details
We thought this was A. leonina but Tony Daley said, with our thanks, that while "A. leonina has pale yellow or golden postorbits", so does A. albomaculata. So we've lifted this to genus level.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.