Short-tongued Flower-loving Fly
Female: Tongue, ventral
Ellura
Hairy Short-winged Robber Fly
 
                      
Short-tongued Flower-loving Fly (Apiocera sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Flower-loving Fly (Apioceridae)
Species: Short-tongued Flower-loving Fly (Apiocera sp ES04)
This Photo:     Female: ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long. Our first live captured Flower-loving fly on Ellura
Interesting all the specimens we've found in this family are female. Males have a rounded abdomen, without the poterior bristly hairs.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Feb-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.