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Eristalis tenax

Drone fly at Acton, ACT

Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 23 May 2021
Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 23 May 2021
Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 23 May 2021
Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 23 May 2021
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Eristalis tenax 26 May 2021 michaelb
Eristalis tenax 26 May 2021 TimL

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A bee-mimic Drone Fly sharing a flower with a Parasitic Wasp, Megastigmus sp.

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Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Roger Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Austalis pulchella (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger Polistes sp. (genus) (Unidentified paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Pararguda nasuta (Wattle Snout Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Hortophora transmarina (Garden Orb Weaver) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by Roger Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by Cricket Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by Roger Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Rhinotia adelaidae (A belid weevil) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Lasioglossum (Australictus) tertium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by PeterA Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2021 by Christine Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jul 2021 by RodDeb
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Roger
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Austalis pulchella (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger
Polistes sp. (genus) (Unidentified paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL
Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pararguda nasuta (Wattle Snout Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Hortophora transmarina (Garden Orb Weaver) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by Cricket
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by Roger
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Rhinotia adelaidae (A belid weevil) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Lasioglossum (Australictus) tertium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by PeterA
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2021 by Christine
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jul 2021 by RodDeb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 May 2021 12:54 PM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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