Sighting

Glenda Walter 13 Feb 2019

Unknown robber fly, Toowoomba

Unknown Mydas fly

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Sighted 12 Feb 2019
Heifer Creek, near Toowoomba 4350

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Identifications

  • Glenda Walter 18 February 2019
    Neocyrtopogon
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae: Neocyrtopogon
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  • Glenda Walter 13 February 2019
    Hymenoptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera
    Glenda Walter says

    Apologies for the poor images, but this wasp was on the move. It hovered around an old burnt-out tree stump, and seemed to be searching in the sand at the foot of it. Is it a spider wasp? I have looked at lots of images and several wasp families but can't find one the same. Would appreciate some help with an ID if possible from these images.

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  • Kimberi Pullen 13 February 2019
    Mydidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Mydidae
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Notes

  • Glenda Walter 18 February 2019
    Tagged With robber fly
    Glenda Walter says

    Greg Daniels from the Qld Museum says that this is not a Mydas fly but a Robber fly, Family Asilidae, sub-family Dasypogoninae, genus Neocyrtopogon, and is probably an undescribed species. Thank you, Greg Daniels and Christine Lambkin, Qld Museum.

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  • Kimberi Pullen 23 February 2019
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    Kimberi Pullen says

    Thanks for the correction Greg. The image at https://sites.google.com/site/australianasilidae/subfamilies/dasypogoninae/dasypogonini/neocyrtopogon looks like it; the proboscis is quite stunted for an asilid.

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  • Glenda Walter 13 February 2019
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    Glenda Walter says

    Wow! How wrong can you be! Thank you, Kimberi for the ID.

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