Robber Fly
S6, Male, Wing Venation
Robber Fly
S6, Male, Thorax
Robber Fly (Neoscleropogon sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Robber Fly (Asilidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Robber Fly (Neoscleropogon sp)
This Photo:     🔍S6, Male, Face🔎

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.
Long arista
Long hair
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.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Nov-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.