Wiry Bee Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Bee Fly (Bombyliidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Wiry Bee Fly (Staurostichus sp ES03)|
Thank you Xuankun Li for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Looks similar to Geron, with very long legs. But the proboscis is very "fat", unlike Geron and so looked closer. The wing venation is quite different in Geron.
We thought it was Myonema, but Chris said "Can't be Myonema, not with that venation"
We had another look and noticed the wing venation is close to Eristalopsis sp. before Xuankun id'ed it for us.
We can now see it's an exact match for our other Staurostichus sp ES01.