Red-tailed Mydas Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Family:||Mydas Fly (Mydidae)|
|Species:||Tiger Ichneumon Mimic (Miltinus cardinalis)|
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)