Western False-widow Bee Fly
Yellow & Black Bee Fly
Anterior + Wing Venation
Yellow & Black Bee Fly (Pygocona sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Yellow & Black Bee Fly (Pygocona sp ES01)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Other name: Yellow and Black Bee Fly

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long. The long proboscis is to feed on nectar, not bite people

One specimen found in Feb.

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Feb-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.