Pink-bellied Frit Fly
Female: face
Orange-faced Thick-headed Fly
Male, dorsal
Pink-bellied Frit Fly (Gaurax sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Grass Fly (Chloropidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pink-bellied Frit Fly (Gaurax sp ES02)
This Photo:     Female: ventral

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming and Kristi Ellingsen 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.
A pink belly,
yellow face,
orange body with black stripes AND white scutellum!
and finally hairy eyes
Similar looking to Ceratolauxania sp (Lauxaniid, different family), but smaller, less body hair, hairy eyes and different wing venation .... otherwise identical
We were able to find the id to this species thanks to comments Tony made on iNaturalist observations, as well as the web site "Insects of Tasmania" that he and Kristi Ellingsen maintain.

Copyright © 2020-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.