Punctuated Green Nose Fly
Female, Face
Punctuated Green Nose Fly
Female, Plumose Arista
Punctuated Green Nose Fly (Stomorhina subapicalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Nose Fly (Rhiniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Punctuated Green Nose Fly (Stomorhina subapicalis)
This Photo:     Female, Head Mobility
Synonym: Stomorrhina subapicalis

Thank you Dezmond Wells & Santiago (Sanpa) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The female we captured was ~7mm, while the male ~8mm
These hover and look similar to hover flies.
Mark Newton said "the specific epithet refers to the subapical spot on the wing"
ie "subapicalis"

Copyright © 2022-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.