White-spotted Flower Wasp
Male, dorsal, wings closed, natural
White-spotted Flower Wasp
Male, profile
White-spotted Flower Wasp (Agriomyia cf albomaculata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Flower Wasp (Wasp: Thynnidae: Thynninae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-spotted Flower Wasp (Agriomyia cf albomaculata)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal, wings open, abdomen🔎

Thank you Dr Graham Brown for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line
~18mm long.
Unusual Lilac coloured eyes. The yellow body markings are real, not coloured by the wings rusty colour. The face is quite unusual as well, over exposed here unfortunately; actually looks orange rather than yellow.
Graham said "Agriomyia, possibly A. albomaculata but lots of new species in this genus I would need to see it under a microscope."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.