Pale-footed Fungi Fly
Male: Abdominal Stripe
Striped Sun Fly
S1: dorsal
Pale-footed Fungi Fly (Tapeigaster argyrospila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Toadstool Fly (Heteromyzidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pale-footed Fungi Fly (Tapeigaster argyrospila)
This Photo:     🔍Male: ventral🔎

Thank you Dr Martin Hauser for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Just over 9mm long. T. brunneifrons is similar, but has striping on it's thorax and doesn't seem to be seen in South Australia; possibly restricted to the Eastern States & Tasmania.

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.