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March or Horse fly (Tabanidae)Scaptia patula

March fly at Black Mountain

Scaptia patula at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2016

Identification history

March or Horse fly (Tabanidae) Scaptia patula 29 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
March or Horse fly (Tabanidae) Scaptia patula 28 Dec 2016 KimPullen
Unidentified 11 Dec 2016 RWPurdie

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3 comments

wrote:
   22 Dec 2016
Scaptia auriflua, see R Farrow's book, p. 215.
wrote:
   29 Dec 2016
I would like to know the difference between auriflua and patula. They look very similar and this specimen looks closer to auriflua.
wrote:
   30 Dec 2016
I'm happy to be corrected, Roger. I don't know the difference myself! I based my identification this time on Dave Ferguson's two IDs in CNM.

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Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by JasonC
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Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
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Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
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Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Lasiosticha opimella (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Gauna aegusalis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Eucyclodes buprestaria at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Heliocausta sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Wingia lambertella at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Mimaglossa nauplialis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Termessa nivosa (Snowy Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Termessa zonophanes (Double Yellow-patched Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Merocroca automima (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Merocroca automima (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Cryptophasa sp. (genus) (A Timber moth (subfamily Xyloryctidae)) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Idaea sp. (genus) (A Geometer Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by GlennCocking
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2017 by DerekC
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Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 9 Sep 2017 by AaronClausen
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Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 2 Oct 2016 by galah681
Diuris sp. (A donkey orchid) at Black Mountain - 17 Sep 2016 by Userjet
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 16 Sep 2016 by RWPurdie
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Sep 2016 by JasonC
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 4 Sep 2016 by JasonC

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 11 Dec 2016 Recorded on
  • RWPurdie Recorded by

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