Long-antennae Hover Fly
Long-antennae Hover Fly
Long-antennae Hover Fly (Chalcosyrphus elongatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Hover Fly (Syrphidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Long-antennae Hover Fly (Chalcosyrphus elongatus)
This Photo:     🔍Wing Venation🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long. Found dead in the carport.
The eyes are wide apart, indicating this is a female.
Others in the genus have shorter, paddle-like antennae.
Other on-line photos show some white stripes on the body, but they are all males.
These flies have incredibly powerful hind legs. They look like a Brachymeria sp hopping wasp.

Similar Species: Hopping Wasp (Brachymeria sp ES01)

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Sep-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.