Wasp Mimicking Fly
S1: Facial hair
Snowy Stiletto Fly
Female, profile
Snowy Stiletto Fly (Anabarhynchus niveus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
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
~9mm long.
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.

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Sep-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.