Sighting

Ellura Sanctuary 18 Oct 2017

Scarab Fly (Cardiacera sp)

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Sighted 18 Oct 2017
Unnamed Road, Swan Reach SA 5354, Australia

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 18 October 2017
    Cardiacera
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Pyrgotidae: Cardiacera
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    A large fly with body about 16mm. These parasitise scarab beetles. Also called a Light Fly as they are nocturnal and come to night lights. Found at Ellura Sanctuary, nearly dead by the annex, after a mothing night. A first for this family in SA. Very unusual wing venation. Cheers Brett

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