Green & Black Bee Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Family:||Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)|
|Species:||Green & Black Bee Fly (Pygocona sp ES03)|
|This Photo:||Male: profile|
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.