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

Thank you Dr Martin Hauser for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2021-2024 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.