Brown Striped Bee Fly
Spotted-wing Striped Bee Fly
Male, Antennae & Thoracic Setae
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Bee Fly (Bombyliidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Spotted-wing Striped Bee Fly (Villini sp ES07)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Dr Chris Lambkin for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long, ~14mm natural wingspan.
Unusually Black for a Villini sp. So much so we suspected it might be an Anthrax sp.
Chris said Anthracini antennae have "hairs in circle at apex ... Venation then makes it Villini."
We mentioned the blade ovi-positor looking structure on it's rear end, which Chris noted "It's a male and that's the male genitalia - esp the gonocoxites you are seeing."