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Robber fly (Asilidae)Daptolestes limbipennis

A wasp-mimicking robber fly at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Daptolestes limbipennis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016

Identification history

Robber fly (Asilidae) Daptolestes limbipennis 7 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Robber fly (Asilidae) Daptolestes limbipennis 5 Dec 2016 RogerF
Unidentified 5 Dec 2016 roymcd

2 comments

RogerF wrote:
   5 Dec 2016
It has one pair of wings and halteres so is a fly not a wasp and is a wasp-mimicking robber fly Daptolestis limbipennis. Coincidentally the picture in my book also shows the fly resting on a log.
roymcd wrote:
   6 Dec 2016
Hehe thanks Roger, it certainly fooled me :-)

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Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2017
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2016
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Nov 2016
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2016
Belenois java (Caper White) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2016
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Aug 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Apr 2016
Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Feb 2016
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Feb 2016
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Feb 2016
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2015
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Oct 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2015

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