Orange-striped Bee Fly
S2, Male, Eye Arrangement
Balaana Bee Fly
Orange-striped Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange-striped Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES02)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Male, ventral🔎

Thank you Tony Daley for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3.5mm long.
We originally thought this might be a Geron sp.
In the sun, the stripe is VERY obvious and more like red than orange.

Copyright © 2020-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.