Large Headed Bee Fly
Dorsal + Wing Venation
Ellura
Large Banded Bee Fly
 
    
Large Banded Bee Fly (Ligyra sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Large Banded Bee Fly (Ligyra sp ES1)

Thank you Graeme Cocks for helping with the identification of this species

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Tony said "I can see the two crossveins between the R veins, but it is not L. cingulata as the marking lacks the distinctive blotch-like extension underneath over the discal cell"
Two specimens found in January.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Jan-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.