Sphenella ruficeps

primitive crane fly at Murrumbateman, NSW

Sphenella ruficeps at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023
Sphenella ruficeps at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023
Sphenella ruficeps at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023
Sphenella ruficeps at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023
Sphenella ruficeps at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023
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Sphenella ruficeps 17 Sep 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Sphenella ruficeps 15 Sep 2023 SimoneC

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Suggested ID based on https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/3a51769d-4984-44c1-b5d1-46ae93f938d3#gallery Selected from global list but S. ruficeps is a fruit fly in Tephritidae rather than a primitive crane fly so there may be some sort of mix up

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Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 27 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
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Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 22 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Dicranosterna semipunctata (Leaf beetle) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Jotus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Jotus Jumping Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Philobota mathematica group undescribed species. (A concealer moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Isochorista pumicosa (A Tortricid moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 11 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 6 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Epyaxa subidaria (Subidaria Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Sep 2023 by SimoneC
Plecoptera sp. (order) (Unidentified Stone fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 27 Jun 2023 by SimoneC
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 23 May 2023 by SimoneC
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 15 May 2023 by SimoneC
Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 May 2023 by SimoneC
Cassinia sifton (Sifton Bush, Chinese Shrub) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 12 May 2023 by SimoneC

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 15 Sep 2023 02:29 PM Recorded on
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  • Tat Soi or similar Chinese green vege Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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