Sighting

Reiner Richter 24 Dec 2015

Bee-Fly Ovipositing

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Sighted 26 Oct 2015
Winifred Curtis Reserve, Scamander TAS 7215, Australia

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Identifications

  • Tony D. 26 December 2015
    Meomyia fasciculata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Bombyliidae: Meomyia: fasciculata
    Common Names: Flies, Bombyliids, bee flies
    Tony D. says

    Beautiful! I never get close to these bombylids. Meomyia fasciculata is Tasmania's only described species and is distinctive with the dark abdominal band and similarly coloured apical paired patches. Would love to have this (and other insects from you) from Tas on the Insects of Tasmania site. If you are happy for this please contact myself and Kristi Ellingsen via the "contact us" on that site. Cheers, Tony.

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  • Reiner Richter 24 December 2015
    Meomyia
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Bombyliidae: Meomyia
    Reiner Richter says

    appears to be depositing eggs in sand

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Notes

  • Reiner Richter 27 December 2015
    Tagged With thanks
    Reiner Richter says

    Thanks Tony - email sent too

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