Yellow-headed Soldier Fly
Female, Abdomen Side
Green Soldier Fly
S1, male, dorsal
Yellow-headed Soldier Fly (Inopus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Soldier Fly (Stratiomyidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Yellow-headed Soldier Fly (Inopus sp)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Ventral🔎

Thank you Dr Martin Hauser for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~11mm long
It looks a lot like Inopus rubriceps but, apart from being in the wrong location, it's face/head is also the wrong shape. According to Nagatomi and Yukawa's paper, the top & bottom of the head are concave (Fig M, page 526). In our specimen here you can see the bottom of the head is flat.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.