Brown Flower-loving Fly
Female: in the field
Riverland
Dash-marked Flower-loving Fly
Female: dorsal
 
      
Brown Flower-loving Fly (Apiocera sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Flower-loving Fly (Apioceridae)
Species: Brown Flower-loving Fly (Apiocera sp ES02)
This Photo:     Female: ventral

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~18mm long.
This & the following 2 Apiocera are very similar to each other. The proboscis (tongue) length is diagnostic, as are markings & body shape.
Notice this one is also covered in dirt making it appear browner than it actually is.

Copyright © 2019-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.