Golden Bristle Fly
Posterior
Ellura
Golden Bristle Fly
Body Hair
 
    
Golden Bristle Fly (Microtropesa sinuata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)
Species: Golden Bristle Fly (Microtropesa sinuata)
This Photo:     Wing Venation

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13-14mm. While difficult to see (needing a still specimen & a good camera or microscope) these large tachinids can be differentiate from large blowflies by the fact they have smooth arista. Blowflies generally have plumose arista.
We found 2 specimens feeding on Dryland Tea-tree flowers in March.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.