Green Rutilia Fly
Big Brown Bristle Fly
Green Rutilia Fly (Rutilia simplex)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)
Species: Green Rutilia Fly (Rutilia simplex)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you James Lumbers for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very large fly at 20mm body & head length.
James said "As far the current taxonomy goes, this is absolutely R. simplex. There are no other Rutilia (in Australia) with metallic parafacials."

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Feb-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.