Petite Bee Fly
In flight
Parasitic Blowfly
Green, S1 Male, dorsal
Petite Bee Fly (Zaclava sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Petite Bee Fly (Zaclava sp)
This Photo:     🔍Feeding in O. magniflora🔎

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Looking like a dancing fly, the bulbous legs don't match. The wing venation is also typically Bee Fly (with the veins swirling outwards). Found on Ellura in Olearia magniflora & in the Riverland attracted to Sugarwood.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.