Doubled March Fly
Female, profile
Doubled March Fly
Female, Antenna
Doubled March Fly (Dasybasis dixoni)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Deer Fly (Tabanidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Doubled March Fly (Dasybasis dixoni)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Eye🔎

Thank you David J. Ferguson for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~14mm long. Has very short, scattered hair on the green eyes.
We thought this was a female D. circumdata; complimenting our male.
But David said "Femora yellow brown and scutellum is with a pale posterior margin."
You can clearly see these differences when comparing to the male above.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.