Wasp Mimicking Fly
Anterior, facial hair
Snowy Stiletto Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Stiletto Fly (Therevidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Snowy Stiletto Fly (Anabarhynchus niveus)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought it was a Flower-loving Fly (Apiocera sp). However, it's got coloured wings, longer than the body and a short tongue which don't match Flower-loving flies very well.
We found 3 specimens in Apr, Sept & Oct.