Bubble-leg March Fly
Male, Front Leg Spines
Ellura
Orange-eared Bee Fly
Dorsal
 
      
Bubble-leg March Fly (Dilophus sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: March Fly (Bibionidae)
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.
Found one male in April.

Copyright © 2021 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.