Bubble-leg March Fly
Male, Eyes
Bubble-leg March Fly
Male, Front Leg Spines
Bubble-leg March Fly (Dilophus sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: March Fly (Bibionidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bubble-leg March Fly (Dilophus sp ES02)
This Photo:     Male, Front Leg Spines

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5.25mm long.
The spines on the front tibia & the swollen rear tarsi are diagnostic, as are the number of segments on the antennae
This one landed on us as we were walking around Ellura in the early afternoon.

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.