Sighting

Karen Retra 4 Dec 2018

Fancy fly - Cylindromyia sp.

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Sighted 11 Nov 2018
-36.127974, 146.802802

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Identifications

  • Tony D. 6 December 2018
    Cylindromyia
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae: Cylindromyia
    Tony D. says

    It looks to be a female from the bimaculata species group as presented by Cantrell (1984). The species included here are ampla, angustissimifrons, bigoti, bimaculata, expansa, rieki, and unguiculata. According to the review females, especially of this group, are difficult to separate and usually require a specimen in hand to separate in the key.

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Notes

  • Karen Retra 4 December 2018
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    Karen Retra says

    I meant 'identity' rather than 'identify' ... or maybe it should be identi-fly??

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  • John Eichler 4 December 2018
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    John Eichler says

    I think this is a Tachinid Fly. It looks the same as http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/7607 - hopefully someone with more knowledge will confirm or correct.

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  • Karen Retra 6 December 2018
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    Karen Retra says

    Appreciate your lead, John Eichler, and clarification (and reference!), Tony D. That's awesome. Big thanks to you both - I had no idea where to go with this.

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  • Karen Retra 4 December 2018
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    Karen Retra says

    Would welcome any assistance as to the identify of this stunning fly, seen in the Swainsona Reserve, West Wodonga.

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