Painted Lauxaniid Fly
Painted Lauxaniid Fly
Face Painting
Painted Lauxaniid Fly (Sapromyza cf sp ES03)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Lauxaniid Fly (Lauxaniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Painted Lauxaniid Fly (Sapromyza cf sp ES03)
This Photo:     🔍Thoracic Setae🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7mm long.
Even Tony Daley thought the face markings were "bizarre"

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.