S6, Male, Thorax
S6, Male, Rear Foot
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Robber Fly (Asilidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Robber Fly (Neoscleropogon sp)|
|This Photo:||🔍S6, Male, Abdomen🔎|
Thank you Dr Chris Cohen for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The males we've captured have been 25-28mm long.
2 Significant brown bristle/setae pairs on the top/sides of the thorax. Along with other smaller black ones extending around the scutellum.
Yellow/pale orange hair on the back of the legs.
No obvious stripes on the thorax.
Dark grey abdomen dorsally. Paler underneath.
Dark red stiped legs.
Bright yellow halteres.
Large yellow/orange foot pads.
We photographed 6 specimens in Nov & Dec.