Yellow & Black Bee Fly
Green & Black Bee Fly
Male, profile
Green & Black Bee Fly (Pygocona sp ES03)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Green & Black Bee Fly (Pygocona sp ES03)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal
Other name: Green and Black Bee Fly

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long. This genus is characterised by the long proboscis and long hair on it's scutum. The shape of the hair & black pattern underneath remind us of shield bug larvae; with little wing buds.
These differ from our Pygocona sp ES01 by being green to the naked eye (the excessive yellow is a camera artifact) and the lack of black on the side, front end, of the abdomen.

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