Comptosia quadripennis

a bee fly at ANBG

Comptosia quadripennis at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024
Comptosia quadripennis at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024
Comptosia quadripennis at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024
Comptosia quadripennis at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024
Comptosia quadripennis at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Comptosia quadripennis 16 May 2024 MichaelMulvaney
Comptosia quadripennis 16 May 2024 KorinneM

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First time seeing one of these. Such a stunning insect.

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Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at ANBG - 6 Jul 2024 by LINUSTUDIO
Austracris guttulosa (Spur-throated Locust) at ANBG - 22 Jun 2024 by kasiaaus
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by YellowButton
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by TimL
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by TimL
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at ANBG - 10 May 2024 by TimL
Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid Moth) at ANBG - 6 May 2024 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 20 Apr 2024 by TimL
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at ANBG - 11 Apr 2024 by HelenCross
Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at ANBG - 10 Apr 2024 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by Miranda
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by TimL
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by TimL
Notoncus sp. (genus) (A Notoncus ant) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Eriococcidae sp. (family) (Unidentified felted scale) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Phonognathidae (unofficial sub family) (Leaf curling orb-weavers) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Antimerus punctipennis (A rove beetle) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2024 by DonTaylor
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Euryglossina (Euryglossina) sp. (genus & subgenus) at ANBG - 16 Mar 2024 by PaperbarkNativeBees
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by Christine
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at ANBG - 11 Mar 2024 by Christine
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at ANBG - 7 Mar 2024 by JohnBundock
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2024 by RodDeb
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2024 by RodDeb
Labium sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 3 Mar 2024 by Roger
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at ANBG - 3 Mar 2024 by ReeniRooMartinez
Megachile (Rhodomegachile) deanii at ANBG - 27 Feb 2024 by Roger
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024 by KorinneM
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Feb 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Diptera (order) (Fly - Unidentified) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Pollanisus viridipulverulenta (Satin-green Forester) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Asura cervicalis (Spotted Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2024 by Pirom
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 30 Jan 2024 by Miranda
Lenophila achilles (Spider mimicking signal fly) at ANBG - 24 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at ANBG - 19 Jan 2024 by abread111
Exoneurella lawsoni at ANBG - 11 Jan 2024 by DianneClarke
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 9 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 9 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Eudynamys orientalis (Pacific Koel) at ANBG - 2 Jan 2024 by AlexKT
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2023 by Thurstan
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Epicoma melanosticta (Common Epicoma) at ANBG - 29 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Brachyrhopala sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at ANBG - 28 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Labium sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 24 Nov 2023 by JohnBundock
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 19 Nov 2023 by JanetRussell
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 18 Nov 2023 by DianneClarke
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) sphecodoides (Furrow Bee) at ANBG - 18 Nov 2023 by DianneClarke
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 14 Nov 2023 by Csteele4
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 10 Nov 2023 by actforbees
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by RangerGregor
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by g4vpmuk
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2023 by DianneClarke
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Oct 2023 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Acton, ACT - 20 Oct 2023 by WalterEgo
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by RodDeb
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by RodDeb
Coranus sp. (genus) (Assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by Gallpix
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by Gallpix
Rhagadolyra magnicornis (Lauxaniid fly) at ANBG - 26 Sep 2023 by AndyRussell
Isochorista (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2023 by Pirom
Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 21 Aug 2023 by RodDeb
Chiloscyphus sp. at Acton, ACT - 19 Jun 2023 by JanetRussell
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 15 May 2023 by DonTaylor
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2023 by MarkT
Arbanitis sp. (genus) (A spiny trapdoor spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2023 by HelenCross
Mantodea (order) (Unidentified praying mantis) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2023 by RodDeb
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Diapriidae (family) (Diapriid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 17 Feb 2024 04:33 PM Recorded on
  • KorinneM Recorded by

Additional information

  • Paper daisy. Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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