Wasp Mimicking Fly
Anterior, facial hair
Ellura
Pale Stilletto Fly
Dorsal
 
    
Pale Stilletto Fly (Neodialineura litura)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Stilletto Fly (Therevidae)
Species: Pale Stilletto Fly (Neodialineura litura)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Dr Shaun Winterton for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought this was a Nanexila sp.
After Shaun id'ed it for us, we looked at his paper and found different genders of the same species can be different colours. So have changed our id's of the other Therevids here until we have time to review them against his paper.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.