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Tabanid fly (♀)

Scaptia maculiventris

Description:

These large and noisy flies were really annoying yesterday. After a short while I realised they stay within a metre of ground level so I let one settle on my steel capped boot for a photo :-) About 19mm long, very noisy (couldn't cut through the boots)

Habitat:

In a local orchid reserve. Baluk Williams Flora Reserve.

Notes:

family: TABANIDAE
subfamily: Pangoniinae
tribe: Scionini
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Scaptia+(P...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks marirs... now to ID it.

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

That is really close.... nice shot.. Love your complete spotting..

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2015
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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