Eristalis tenax

Drone fly at Acton, ACT

Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022
Eristalis tenax at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022
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Eristalis tenax 13 Apr 2022 GregD
Eristalis tenax 13 Apr 2022 Roger

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This is one very large fly.

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Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Tipanaea patulella (A Crambid moth) at GG179 - 13 Feb 2024 by Miranda
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Cylindromyia sp. (genus) (Bristle fly) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Ichneumonoidea (Superfamily) (A species of parasitic wasp) at GG179 - 6 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Hyleoides concinna (Wasp-mimic bee) at ANBG - 6 Feb 2024 by AndyRussell
Scaptia (Scaptia) auriflua (A flower-feeding march fly) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2024 by Miranda
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2024 by Aussiegall
Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Primeuchroeus sp. (genus) (Cuckoo Wasp) at GG179 - 8 Jan 2024 by RangerGregor
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at ANBG - 5 Jan 2024 by Roger
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at GG179 - 4 Jan 2024 by MarkT
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at ANBG - 18 Dec 2023 by SandraH
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at GG179 - 22 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Amenia leonina group (albomaculata-leonina species group) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at ANBG - 22 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) quadriceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at ANBG - 20 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2023 by PeterA
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 16 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Rutilia (Ameniamima) argentifera (A Bristle fly) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by Roger
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 3 Nov 2023 by CattleDog
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Intellagama lesueurii (Australian Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by courtneyb
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at ANBG - 23 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at GG179 - 22 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 22 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 21 Oct 2023 by rawshorty
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 17 Oct 2023 by HelenCross
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by BenW
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2023 by Terrylee
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2023 by HelenCross
Ichneumonoidea (Superfamily) (A species of parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 20 Sep 2023 by Harrisi
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by Christine
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jul 2023 by patrick25
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 17 May 2023 by HelenCross
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2023 by HelenCross
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Stigmacros sp. (genus) (An Ant) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by Steve_Bok
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2023 by Cristy1676
Primeuchroeus sp. (genus) (Cuckoo Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by Kenp12
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2023 by JanetRussell
Megachile lucidiventris (Resin bee, Megachilid bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jan 2023 by Roger
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Boagshoags
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Primeuchroeus sp. (genus) (Cuckoo Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by AJB
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Roger
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Daptolestes sp. (genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at ANBG - 3 Dec 2022 by KorinneM
Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by RobParnell
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by MTranter
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2022 by AndrewCB
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia

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  • 13 Apr 2022 11:49 AM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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