Sheep Nasal Bot Fly
S2: Dorsal, ~2mm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Scuttle Fly (Phoridae)|
|Species:||Scuttle Fly (Megaselia sp)|
|This Photo:||S1: Halteres just visible|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A very small fly. At first it was hard to determine if it was even Diptera, with the hairy face hiding the usual small antennae of flies.
We suspect there are 3 different species here as they are different sizes & colours, but all with the striped body and pronounced hairy face.