Striped-wing Stiletto Fly
Metz's Stiletto Fly
Female, dorsal, wings closed
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Stiletto Fly (Therevidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Striped-wing Stiletto Fly (Ectinorhynchus sp)|
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."