Go-striped Bee Fly
S3: profile, closer
Go-striped Bee Fly
S3: anterior
Go-striped Bee Fly (Comptosia heliophila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Go-striped Bee Fly (Comptosia heliophila)
This Photo:     S2: Feeding on Sugarwood

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~15mm body length. As with most Comptosia, these have white wing tips, with the wing veins surrounded by shadow colour.
The body stripes are not always as strong as shown here.
The eyes are indented/emarginate at the rear.
There were a large number of them feeding on a Sugarwood flowers, along with many other insects.

Copyright © 2019-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.