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Flies (Diptera)

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Diptera are a hugely diverse group of Australian insects - some of which affect the lives of us all on a daily basis. Of an estimated 30,000 species, and with less than a quarter of those described, we have so much more to learn. Anything with halteres is welcome here.

  • Liz O'Donnell described a sighting

    Sighting Genus? Black gnat with scarlet red abdomen

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    Sighted 2 Nov 2018
    Liz O'Donnell 14 November 2018
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Thanks Tony, this is a much better fit with what little we can see of the head.

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  • Liz O'Donnell identified a sighting

    Sighting Genus? Black gnat with scarlet red abdomen

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    Sighted 2 Nov 2018
    Liz O'Donnell 14 November 2018
    Sciaridae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Sciaridae
    Liz O'Donnell says

    Uncertain, see comments below and other similar sightings on Bowerbird.

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  • Tony D. described a sighting

    Sighting Unknown hover fly

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Tony D. 13 November 2018
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    Tony D. says

    What an amazing looking syrphid - very bold and distinctive abdominal pattern. I can't find anything immediately that is similar, but think it belongs in Syrphinae.

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Simosyrphus grandicornis

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Matthew Connors 13 November 2018
    Simosyrphus grandicornis grandicornis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Simosyrphus grandicornis: grandicornis
    Common Names: Flies, Syrphids, hover flies
    Matthew Connors says

    Bowerbird does some weird things with hoverfly names and for some reason only accepts S. grandicornis as a genus

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  • Jenny Holmes identified a sighting

    Sighting Simosyrphus grandicornis

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Jenny Holmes 12 November 2018
    Simosyrphus grandicornis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Simosyrphus grandicornis
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  • Jenny Holmes added a sighting

    Simosyrphus grandicornis

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Great Western VIC 3374, Australia

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Large Fly; Acroceridae, Panops thanks TonyD

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    Sighted 10 Nov 2018
    Tony D. 12 November 2018
    Panops
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Acroceridae: Panops
    Tony D. says

    Panops is similar looking to Ogcodes (including bare eyes) but differs by the long antennae and long proboscis.

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  • Elaine M. identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown hover fly

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Elaine M. 12 November 2018
    Syrphidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae
    Elaine M. says

    attracted to flowering Seaberry Saltbush, Rhagodia candolleana

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  • Elaine M. added a sighting

    Unknown hover fly

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    Sighted 12 Nov 2018
    Goulds Lagoon Sanctuary, 400 Main Rd, Granton TAS 7030, Australia

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Large Fly; Acroceridae, Panops thanks TonyD

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    Sighted 10 Nov 2018
    Ken Walker 12 November 2018
    Ogcodes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Acroceridae: Ogcodes
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