House March Fly
Female, dorsal
House March Fly
Female, profile
House March Fly (Cydistomorpha innotata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Deer Fly (Tabanidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: House March Fly (Cydistomorpha innotata)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal, close🔎
Synonyms: Dasybasis (Dasybasis) innotata, Dasybasis innotata or Tabanus innotatus
Other name: Horse Fly

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long. No visible pattern on the thorax.
Males and females for this group are easily separated by the distance between the eyes. You can clearly see the male's eyes touch, the female's eyes are separated.
Interesting to note, you can't see the male ocelli; but they are visible on the female - albeit, very small, probably defunct.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.