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Bombyliidae sp. (family)

Unidentified Bee fly at Acton, ACT

Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2018
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2018
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2018
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2018
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2018
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Identification history

Comptosia sp. (genus) 17 May 2019 KimPullen
Bombyliidae sp. (family) 27 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 24 Nov 2018 TimL

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Author's notes

A second Bee Fly that was present at the same time is shown in another post. Little interaction between them. This one was positioned towards the sun, affecting the sighting. It's not clear from the images if it had white wingtips.

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(genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Nov 2020 by TimL Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by Tim L Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Diphucephala sp. (genus) (Green Scarab Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Meriphus fullo (Flower Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by Tim L Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by PeterA Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by TimL Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by TimL Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by Roger Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by PeterA Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by TimL Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by dimageau Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by JanetRussell Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jul 2020 by HelenCross Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Phellinus sp. (non-resupinate) (A polypore) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by TimL Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by TimL Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2020 by TimL Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Roger
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jun 2021 by TimL
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by TimL
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2021 by TimL
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by RodDeb
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2021 by TimL
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Dendroaeschna conspersa (Wide-faced Darner) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by Lindell
Terentius convexus (Hornless treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Acton, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by TimL
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by TimL
Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by TimL
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2021 by TimL
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2021 by TimL
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Eriophora transmarina (Garden orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2021 by jbromilow50
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by TimL
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by TimL
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Acton, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Eurymelinae (subfamily) (Unidentified eurymeline leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jan 2021 by TimL
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Megachile heriadiformis at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Cymbacha sp (genus) (A crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by TimL
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Colepia sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Pelecorhynchus fulvus (Orange cap-nosed fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by TimL
Scaptia (Scaptia) auriflua (A flower-feeding march fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2020 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by TimL
Daptolestes sp. (genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Nov 2020 by TimL
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by Tim L
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Diphucephala sp. (genus) (Green Scarab Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Meriphus fullo (Flower Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by Tim L
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by PeterA
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by TimL
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by TimL
Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Acton, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by Roger
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Sep 2020 by PeterA
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by TimL
Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by dimageau
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jul 2020 by JanetRussell
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jul 2020 by HelenCross
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Phellinus sp. (non-resupinate) (A polypore) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by TimL
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jun 2020 by TimL
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb
Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2020 by TimL
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Roger

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 22 Nov 2018 10:30 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • Leptospermum thompsonii c788661. ANBG Section 191S. Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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  • Description
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