Metz's Stiletto Fly
Female, ventral
Ellura
Bare-headed Stiletto Fly
Female, dorsal
 
                      
Pale Stiletto Fly (Neodialineura litura)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Stiletto Fly (Therevidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pale Stiletto Fly (Neodialineura litura)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Shaun Winterton for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: We thought this was a Nanexila sp.
After Shaun id'ed it for us, we looked at his paper and found different genders of the same species can be different colours. So have changed our id's of the other Therevids here until we have time to review them against his paper.

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.