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Syrphini sp. (tribe)

Unidentified syrphine hover fly at Higgins, ACT

Syrphini sp. (tribe) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020
Syrphini sp. (tribe) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020
Syrphini sp. (tribe) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020
Syrphini sp. (tribe) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020
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Identification history

Melangyna sp. (genus) 25 Sep 2020 AlisonMilton
Syrphini sp. (tribe) 8 Aug 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Simosyrphus grandicornis 20 Jun 2020 AlisonMilton

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Author's notes

Number is an estimate only. A largish patch of milk weed with flies on most flowers and with as many as four insects on an individual flower.

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   8 Aug 2020
I think the last image where the fly has a yellow stripe on the side of its body is Simosyrphus the other images are of Melangyna

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Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Sep 2017 by Alison Milton Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by AlisonMilton Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Higgins, ACT - 20 Sep 2017 by Alison Milton
Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by AlisonMilton
Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 150 Abundance
  • 17 Jun 2020 11:29 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • Milkweed Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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