Big Brown Bristle Fly
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Big Brown Bristle Fly
Big Brown Bristle Fly (Rutilia sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)
Species: Big Brown Bristle Fly (Rutilia sp ES01)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This fly was ~16mm long (body & head).
It was very loud when in flew in near us on a hot day (over 40 deg) looking for some shade on the side of the caravan.
It sounded similar to a large wasp or big robberfly.

Similar Species: Rutilia-mimicking Bristle Fly (Anamastax cf sp) : Massive Bristle Fly (Prodiaphania sp ES01)

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.