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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.

  • Rog Standen identified a sighting

    Sighting robber fly (Neoaratus hercules) with European wasp (Vespula germanica) prey

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    Sighted 23 Jan 2019
    Rog Standen 23 January 2019
    Neoaratus hercules
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae: Neoaratus: hercules
    Common Names: Flies, Asilids, Robber flies
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  • Rog Standen added a sighting

    robber fly (Neoaratus hercules) with European wasp (Vespula germanica) prey

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    Sighted 23 Jan 2019
    51 Kunyung Rd, Mt Eliza, Victoria

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  • Leigh Roswen described a sighting

    Sighting March fly

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    Sighted 13 Nov 2018
    Leigh Roswen 22 January 2019
    Tagged With march fly horse fly
    Leigh Roswen says

    Thanks Ken

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  • John Eichler identified a sighting

    Sighting Spotted Swamp Fly

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    John Eichler 22 January 2019
    Pelecorhynchus nigripennis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Pelecorhynchidae: Pelecorhynchus: nigripennis
    Common Names: Flies, Pelecorhynchids, Pelecorhynchid flies
    John Eichler says

    An injured specimen of a rare fly found by Rose and Mark Breyley on an FNCV field trip. Images of an undamaged specimen can be found at http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/105369

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  • John Eichler added a sighting

    Spotted Swamp Fly

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Upper Yarra Dam Road Reefton, Vic

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting March fly

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    Sighted 13 Nov 2018
    Ken Walker 21 January 2019
    Tabanidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tabanidae
    Ken Walker says

    This is a horse or march fly.

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Crabronidae - tiny fly

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019
    Ken Walker 21 January 2019
    Crabronidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae
    Ken Walker says

    Small parasitic wasp.

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting Crabronidae - tiny fly

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019
    Erica Siegel 21 January 2019
    Erica Siegel says

    found in the Butterfly Garden of Indigiscape Centre on a decorative post with man made tiny holes

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  • Erica Siegel added a sighting

    Crabronidae - tiny fly

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    Sighted 21 Jan 2019
    Indigiscape Centre, Runnymede Rd Capalaba 4157 Qld Australia

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  • Robert Read described a sighting

    Sighting Fly, ID please

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    Sighted 16 Dec 2018
    Robert Read 21 January 2019
    Tagged With thanks
    Robert Read says

    Thanks Tony

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