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Fungus fly

Tapeigaster sp.

Description:

I like the sumo stance of these.
About 14mm long exploring the caps of some galerina species of fungus.

Habitat:

Local nature reserve which suffered from fire one year ago. Wicks.

Notes:

Also called 'sun fly' in WA.
family: HETEROMYZIDAE
subfamily: Tapeigastrinae
Possibly T luteipennis or annulipes.

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3 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

That not good, we love you here on PN. Take care of your health, this site and world would not be the same without you!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks James. Minor health concerns mean I should minimise my computer time. I'm around but in small doses. :-)

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Awesome shots. Glad to see you on. I hadn't seen you in a while and was asking others if all was well! Great images Mark

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2015
Submitted on Jul 12, 2015

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