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Flies of Elster Creek

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The aim of this project is to identify and document the variety of fly (Diptera) species living in the highly urbanized lower Elster Creek Catchment.

  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    Tony D. 10 November 2016
    Sylvicola dubius
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Anisopodidae: Sylvicola: dubius
    Common Names: Flies, Anisopodids, wood gnats, window-gnats
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  • Gio Fitzpatrick identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    Gio Fitzpatrick 14 November 2015
    Anisopodidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Anisopodidae
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  • Gio Fitzpatrick described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    Gio Fitzpatrick 14 November 2015
    Tagged With thanks
    Gio Fitzpatrick says

    Thanks again Tony. I wood gnat have known that

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  • Gio Fitzpatrick described a sighting

    Gio Fitzpatrick 13 November 2015
    Tagged With thanks
    Gio Fitzpatrick says

    Thanks Tony for all your help with mystery critters. The extra info is always much appreciated as well

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Tony D. 13 November 2015
    Australophyra rostrata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae: Australophyra: rostrata
    Common Names: Flies, Muscids, Muscid flies
    Tony D. says

    Yes, is a great match. Often these are found on, or close, to carrion.

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  • Tony D. described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    Tony D. 13 November 2015
    Tagged With anisopodidae?
    Tony D. says

    Has the general look and stance of a wood gnat (Anisopodidae).

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  • Gio Fitzpatrick added a sighting

    Unidentified fly

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    481 St Kilda St, Elwood VIC 3184, Australia

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  • Gio Fitzpatrick added a sighting

    I wonder if this is also Australophyra? Glossy blue colour didn't come through very well with flash

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    Sighted 7 Nov 2015
    556 New St, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly (maybe a beefly of some sort?)

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    Sighted 15 Dec 2014
    Tony D. 12 November 2015
    Bombyliidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Bombyliidae
    Tony D. says

    Does look like a bombylid, and characters of subfamily Anthracinae - eg Villa or related.

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly seen attacking caterpillar

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    Sighted 3 Nov 2015
    Tony D. 12 November 2015
    Tachinidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae
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