Pointed Bee Fly
Male: dorsal
Ellura
Balaana Bee Fly
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Pointed Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Pointed Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES1)
This Photo:     Female: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
We thought these two were different species (they still may be) but saw an photo on-line of two breeding and the males don't have the yellow back. The male also has eyes closer together than the female (quite typical of flies).

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Oct-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.