Lesser Bulb Hover Fly
Female, Wing Venation
Lesser Bulb Hover Fly
Female, Rear Leg
Lesser Bulb Hover Fly (Eumerus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Hover Fly (Syrphidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Lesser Bulb Hover Fly (Eumerus sp)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Antenna🔎

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.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Sep-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.