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Bristle Fly (Tachinidae)Trichopoda giacomelli

1 Feather Leg Fly at Higgins, ACT

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Trichopoda giacomelli at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2020
Trichopoda giacomelli at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2020

Identification history

Bristle Fly (Tachinidae) Trichopoda giacomelli 10 Apr 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 5 Mar 2020 MattM

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Author's notes

This looks like it might be a feather-legged fly, Trichopoda giacomelli. Apparently this species was introduced as biological control for stink bugs.

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jgl wrote:
   7 Mar 2020
T. giacomelli looks correct

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Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Mar 2020 by MattM
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Nov 2019 by MattM
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Nov 2019 by MattM
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Nov 2019 by MattM
Aira elegantissima (Delicate Hairgrass) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Nov 2019 by MattM
Austrostipa bigeniculata (Kneed Speargrass) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Nov 2019 by MattM
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Nov 2019 by MattM
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Higgins, ACT - 26 May 2019 by MattM
Garrha carnea (A concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2018 by MattM
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Jan 2017 by MattM

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (cm)
  • 29 Feb 2020 Recorded on
  • MattM Recorded by

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