Large Scarab Fly
Small Scarab Fly
Small Scarab Fly (Cardiacera sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Pyrgotid Fly (Pyrgotidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Scarab Fly (Cardiacera sp ES02)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Other name: Light Fly

Thank you Tony Daley for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10mm long. We found this one following our female Osa discovery and thought it was a male Osa sp. Tony said "I think this one is a different genus to your female Osa. The wings have the Sc vein almost bending at a right angle to meet the costa above, in Osa this vein doesn't bend so abruptly before meeting the costa. The particulars of the wing spots, especially also having three distinct spots along the pterostigma is typical (usually 2-3, but sometimes only one spot) of the species in Cardiacera with such spotted wings - they also typically have the pointy antennae."

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.