Native Drone Fly
Male: Face, In Flight
Lesser Bulb Hover Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Hover Fly (Syrphidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Lesser Bulb Hover Fly (Eumerus sp)|
|This Photo:||Female, dorsal|
Thank you Tony Daley & 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
~8mm long. Superficially similar to a half-band, except blacker and the noticeably huge, round antennae. It also has swollen rear legs.
The wing venation is very unusual; almost like a 'W'.
The thickened rear legs also have spines.
Thank you to Martin for also letting us know this is a female.