Golden Bristle Fly
Palps & Proboscis
Mottled Brown Tachinid Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Family:||Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)|
|Species:||Golden Bristle Fly (Microtropesa sinuata)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13-14mm. While difficult to see (needing a still specimen & a good camera or microscope) these large tachinids can be differentiate from large blowflies by the fact they have smooth arista. Blowflies generally have plumose arista.
We found 2 specimens feeding on Dryland Tea-tree flowers in March.