Large Scarab Fly
Wing Venation
Small Scarab Fly
Large Scarab Fly (Cardiacera sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Pyrgotid Fly (Pyrgotidae)
Species: Large Scarab Fly (Cardiacera sp ES1)
This Photo:     Ventral
Other name: Light Fly

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
A large fly with body about 16mm. These parasitise scarab beetles. Also called a Light Fly as they are nocturnal and come to night lights. Found nearly dead after a mothing night.
Very unusual wing venation.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.