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Bee Fly

Staurostichus sp.

Description:

A very small bee fly about 6 or 7 mm long with dense short bristles on the abdomen. The large eyes were a dull gold. Proboscis was about the smae length as the thorax. Wings were tinted.

Habitat:

Spotted on open grassland.

Notes:

This bee fly flew slowly and vertically down landing on the grass. It appeared to be totally black but could have had a few white bristles on the last few abdominal segments.
Family: Bombyliidae

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Fluffy and cute.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 25, 2017
Submitted on Dec 25, 2017

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