Rare Bee Fly
Small Fluffy Bee Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Bee Fly (Bombyliidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Small Fluffy Bee Fly (Nigromyia sp)|
Thank you Xuankun Li for identifying and Dr Chris Lambkin for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~6mm long with green eyes.
It has 2 white tufts on the sides of the abdomen which aren't showing clearly against the white background. But with the naked eye contrast strongly against the black hair on the abdomen.
It's thorax is covered in fine orange hairs, with a black body.
Oh, and who could miss that huge proboscis