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March or Horse fly (Tabanidae)Scaptia patula

March fly at Bruce Ridge

Scaptia patula at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016

Identification history

March or Horse fly (Tabanidae) Scaptia patula 31 Dec 2016 DaveFerg
March or Horse fly (Tabanidae) Scaptia patula 30 Dec 2016 ibaird

Author's notes

Observed on flowering Kunzea ericoides forming an extensive clump of the species (1 ha area?) in forest/woodland on the lower slopes of Bruce Ridge.

1 comment

ibaird wrote:
   30 Dec 2016
Given the discussion on this I'm unsure whether this is S, patula or S. auriflua, but CNM currently gives me only one option to select as regards the species!

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Nearby Sightings

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Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Mordella dumbrelli (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rhinotia suturalis (Belid weevil) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rhagigaster ephippiger (Smooth flower wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Yoyetta celis (Silver Princess) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Spilostethus pacificus (Milkweed bug) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Box-leaf Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Cassinia sp. at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi (Narrow Rock Fern) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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