Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly
Pronotum, Eyes, Ocelli
Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly
Rows of Eye Hair
Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly (Trichophthalma bivittata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Tangle-veined Fly (Nemestrinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Double Striped Tangle-veined Fly (Trichophthalma bivittata)
This Photo:     🔍Antennae & Proboscis🔎

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long, excluding it proboscis; which was ~4mm, while the head ~3mm long.
Chris said "This keys to T. bivittata wheeleri, that is currently considered to be just a variant of T. bivittata."

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.