Half-band Hover Fly
In Flight
Yellow-shouldered Stout Hover Fly
S10, Female, dorsal
Half-band Hover Fly (Melangyna viridiceps)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Hover Fly (Syrphidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Half-band Hover Fly (Melangyna viridiceps)
This Photo:     & Friends

Thank you Stephen Fricker & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Was inspecting this senecio flower, to confirm we already had it identified, and saw the hover fly.
Excited to finally find one on Ellura I missed the other 4 tiny insects around it.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and elsewhere

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jul-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.