Compost Fly
Adelaide Hills
Compost Fly
Size, ventral, Male starting to twist
Compost Fly (Bibio imitator)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: March Fly (Bibionidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Compost Fly (Bibio imitator)
This Photo:     Male
Other name: Garden Maggot

Thank you Reiner Richter & Even Dankowicz for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Dec-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.