Villa Bee Fly
Flying, Back
Ellura
Brown-winged Villa Bee Fly
Female, profile
 
    
Brown-winged Villa Bee Fly (Villa sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Brown-winged Villa Bee Fly (Villa sp ES2)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal, ~13mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
We've heard that some insects can have different wing venation on each wing.
This is the first time we've photographed a species and seen it for ourselvs. Note the spike on the right is missing on the left.
This is probably an individual variation.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Mar-2015
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.