Black and White Giant Fly
Body Hair & Spikes
Blue and White Bristle Fly
Posterior, above
Blue and White Bristle Fly (Microtropesa latigena)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)
Species: Blue and White Bristle Fly (Microtropesa latigena)
This Photo:     Posterior

Thank you James Lumbers for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~12mm long. We can't find any images of this bruiser on-line and id'ed it from the literature; Burwell 1996. The posterior pattern on the abdomen is diagnostic.
Found this one in a flowering Dryland Tea tree (Melaleuca lanceolata)
We found one specimen in March.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.