Massive Bristle Fly
Metallic-faced Rutilia Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Bristle Fly (Tachinidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Metallic-faced Rutilia Fly (Rutilia simplex)|
Thank you James Lumbers for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very large fly at 20mm body & head length.
James said "As far the current taxonomy goes, this is absolutely R. simplex. There are no other Rutilia (in Australia) with extensively metallic parafrontals (extending into the parafacial region)."