Orange-eared Bee Fly
Black Bee Fly
3 Spotted Black Bee Fly (Anthrax cf incomptus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: 3 Spotted Black Bee Fly (Anthrax cf incomptus)

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

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 11mm long. We thought this was Anthrax torulus, as the wing patterns were a match, but Tony D said "While wing markings here are very similar to that species, the abdomen dorsally is said to have no white hairs/scales beyond the first visible tergite."
Chris then said "The posterior margin of wing is hyaline, not brown." To be sure of her id, the antennae need to be checked and Chis would like to see a specimen.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.