Black Bee Fly
Ellura
Pointed Bee Fly
 
    
3 Spotted Black Bee Fly (Anthrax sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: 3 Spotted Black Bee Fly (Anthrax sp)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
About 11mm long. We thought this was Anthrax torulus, as the wing patterns were a match, but Tony 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."
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Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Dec-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.