Vinegar Fly
Being Parasitised
Adelaide Hills
Dagger Fly
Female, profile
Dagger Fly (Empis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Dagger Fly (Empididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Dagger Fly (Empis sp)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Also called Dance Flies.
This one was quite a small fly @ <10mm long with a very long proboscis compared to body length.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.