Darked Winged Sun Fly
Pale-footed Fungi Fly
Male, profile
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, dorsal🔎

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.
Tony Daley said "A helpful difference between T. brunneifrons and T. argyrospila ... is tibiae of the former species has the base and middle marked reddish but only so in the middle for the latter species."

Copyright © 2020-2024 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.