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

Thank you Reiner Richter & Tony Daley for confirming 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
1st Live Photo on-line:
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 © 2013-2023 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.