Tiger Ichneumon Mimic
Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Tangle-veined Fly (Nemestrinidae)|
|Species:||Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly (Trichophthalma bivittata)|
Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for confirming the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long, excluding it proboscis; which was ~4mm, while the head ~3mm long.
Chris said "This keys to T. bivittata wheeleri, that is currently considered to be just a variant of T. bivittata."