Black Soldier Fly
Mating Pair, Both with Black Backs
Beautiful Hover Fly
Female, dorsal + Wing Venation
Black Soldier Fly (Odontomyia sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Soldier Fly (Stratiomyidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Soldier Fly (Odontomyia sp ES01)
This Photo:     Male, Black Back

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

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.