Hovering Nose Fly
Woodlouse Fly
S1, dorsal
Woodlouse Fly (Axinia cornuta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Woodlouse Fly (Rhinophoridae)
Species: Woodlouse Fly (Axinia cornuta)
This Photo:     🔍S2, dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for identifying and Tony Daley for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4mm long with very large orange antennae.
To the naked eye the antennae look like pollen stuck to the face.
We found 2 specimens on consecutive nights at a night light sheet in March.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.