Massive Bristle Fly
Metallic-faced Rutilia Fly
Massive Bristle Fly (Prodiaphania sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Massive Bristle Fly (Prodiaphania sp ES01)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you James Lumbers for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~18mm long. Very distinctive wing shape at the shoulder. Very difficult to distinguish between these and Rutilia. The wing shape is the main differentiator.

Similar Species: Big Brown Bristle Fly (Rutilia sp ES01) : Rutilia-mimicking Bristle Fly (Anamastax cf sp)

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.