Wasp Mimicking Fly
Anterior, facial hair
Ellura
Pale Stilletto Fly
Dorsal
 
      
Pale Stilletto Fly (Neodialineura litura)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Stilletto Fly (Therevidae)
Species: Pale Stilletto 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
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 © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.