Snowy Stiletto Fly
Female, anterior
Striped-wing Stiletto Fly
S2, Male, dorsal
Striped-wing Stiletto Fly (Ectinorhynchus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Stiletto Fly (Therevidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Striped-wing Stiletto Fly (Ectinorhynchus sp)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Male, dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin, Dr Shaun Winterton & Dr Martin Hauser for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~12mm long, male. Black & clear striped wings. The abdomen has reflective pale stripes at the segment joins; quite difficult to see.
Chris said "This would currently sit in Ectinorhynchus but consider that it is an undescribed genus and species."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.