Large Banded Bee Fly
Pale Bee Fly
Anterior + Wing Venation
Pale Bee Fly (Pygocona sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Pale Bee Fly (Pygocona sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
~5mm long. The long proboscis is to feed on nectar, not bite people

One specimen found in Feb.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Feb-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.