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Flower-loving fly (Apioceridae)Apiocera sp. (genus)

A flower loving fly at Karabar, NSW

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Apiocera sp. (genus) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Apiocera sp. (genus) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019

Identification history

Flower-loving fly (Apioceridae) Apiocera sp. (genus) 5 Jan 2019 michaelb
Flower-loving fly (Apioceridae) Apiocera sp. (genus) 4 Jan 2019 RogerF
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 Speedsta

Author's notes

Sorry for blurriness, this one was very fast.

4 comments

jgl wrote:
   4 Jan 2019
"The species you've suggested may already exist as Calocera sp.."
Ok?! Trying to suggest Apiocera sp. (Diptera: Apioceridae).
RogerF wrote:
   4 Jan 2019
Lack of proboscis suggests not an Asilid but short wings and tapered abdomen suggest Apioceridae. Flower feeders. An interesting find.
RogerF wrote:
   4 Jan 2019
A check with CNM shows we have Apiocera moerans 3390867 listed, identified by Dave Ferguson. It looks identical.
jgl wrote:
   4 Jan 2019
Maybe confirm with Dave, but A. asilica, A. brevicornis, A. similis and A. striativentris have also all been collected in Canberra and all look like this in the ANIC draws (I don't know what the specific characters are).

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Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis (Asian paper wasp) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Ludwigia palustris (Marsh Purslane) at Karabar, NSW - 2 Jan 2019
Litoria lesueuri (Lesueur's Tree-frog) at Karabar, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Diphlebia nymphoides (Arrowhead Rockmaster) at Karabar, NSW - 28 Dec 2016

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.250950-35.376225
  • Altitude 574.1m
  • Places Karabar, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2019 3:51 PM Recorded on
  • Speedsta Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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