Bush Fly
Anterior, under
Ellura
Red-tailed Mydas Fly
Dorsal
 
      
Tiger Ichneumon Mimic (Miltinus cardinalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Mydas Fly (Mydidae)
Species: Tiger Ichneumon Mimic (Miltinus cardinalis)
This Photo:     

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id and Liz O'Donnell for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
After Liz suggested it was a Mydas fly, possibly Militinus sp we hunted thru CSIRO images and found it looked closest to Miltinus cardinalis.
Tony said "The keys agree with your tentative ID of Miltinus cardinalis"

Similar Species: Tiger Ichneumon Wasp (Metopius sp)

Copyright © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.