Helina Fly
Adelaide Hills
Helina Fly
Helina Fly (Helina cf tasmaniensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bush Fly (Muscidae)
Species: Helina Fly (Helina cf tasmaniensis)
This Photo:     Wing Venation

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
We were chatting with Tony & Jenny & Tony Daley today about this genus and Tony Daley said "For described Australian Muscidae, it's a rule of thumb that if metallic green/blue/coppery and M vein is straight (ie not bent up distinctly in the last section), it is Helina. The thorax with four dark narrow vittae, formed by the absence of the dusting along the vittae, are typically seen in these Helina, as is the case typically for Helina irrespective of colour."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.