Black Bee Fly
Pointed Bee Fly
Female: dorsal
Pointed Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Fly (Bombyliidae)
Species: Pointed Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp ES01)
This Photo:     🔍Male: dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
We thought these two were different species (they still may be) but saw an photo on-line of two breeding and the males don't have the yellow back. The male also has eyes closer together than the female (quite typical of flies).

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Oct-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.