Green Soldier Fly
Native Drone Fly
Male: Front, In Flight
Wasp-mimicking Hover Fly (Ceriana ornata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Hover Fly (Syrphidae)
Species: Wasp-mimicking Hover Fly (Ceriana ornata)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
This is the 1st record for this species in South Australia on the ALA website (

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Apr-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.