Black-striped Yellow Sand Fly
Female, posterior
Blue & White Bristle Fly
Posterior, above
Blue & White Bristle Fly (Microtropesa latigena)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Blue & White Bristle Fly (Microtropesa latigena)
This Photo:     🔍Posterior🔎
Other name: Blue and White Bristle Fly

Thank you James Lumbers for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
~12mm long. We can't find any images of this bruiser on-line and id'ed it from the literature; Burwell 1996. The posterior pattern on the abdomen is diagnostic.
Found this one in a flowering Dryland Tea tree (Melaleuca lanceolata)

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