Small Black Bee Fly
Murray Mallee Region
Black & White Striped Bee Fly
Black & White Striped Bee Fly (Meomyia sericans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black & White Striped Bee Fly (Meomyia sericans)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎
Other name: Black and White Striped Bee Fly

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin & Thomas Mesaglio for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
~12mm long excluding proboscis.
Very interesting the "beard" on the leading edge of the wings!

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Aug-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.