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Muscid Fly

Helina imitatrix

Description:

About 8 mm long, this fly had red eyes separated by a gold fronto-orbital area. Thorax was an ochre colour with dark streaks. Tinted wings had black patterns. Legs were long and a deep red.

Habitat:

Spotted resting on bracken in a national park - damp eucalyptus forest. Probably non-native.

Notes:

Also here 14 months earlier http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/188...
Has similarities to Anthomyia sp. (except legs)
http://bugguide.net/node/view/167564
https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft... Thanks to Mark Ridgway for the ID

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4 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Try Muscidae, Musca, Helina genus...

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 12, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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