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I was eating breakfast in the garden when I saw this amazing fly with spots on its tail. I ran inside for my camera but of course when I returned it had disappeared! I wandered around and was fortunate to find it again, I could hardly believe what I was seeing and was gladd to get a good clear photo!

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maplemoth662 4 years ago

A very beautiful photo, with very beautiful colors....

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

Incredible no ID can be found! It is a real challenge.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

wonderful ,

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

I would call it the Ladybug Bee. HA!

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Excellent! Can't wait for the ID.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Wow, fantastic spot & great photo!!

AnneW 10 years ago

Thanks Martin, believe it or not the lady who took that photo on Flickr is one of my "Flickr friends". When I saw this fly I thought of Jean and wondered if she would have one in her collection but have not been to Flickr for a long time and so haven't got around to asking! Now you have answered the question without me having to ask! :)

MartinL 10 years ago

I am not an expert but offer this link for your interest. It is certainly not the same insect but seems close.

AnneW 10 years ago

Thanks for the comments, I have not been able to find anything like this via Google or other sources, would love to know what it is!

SharonW446 10 years ago

Great shot! This is the first time that I have found a fly to be beautiful :)

KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful first spotting!
Welcome to Project Noah, Anne!

misako 10 years ago

Beautiful species!

ja.emmans 10 years ago

Great close up shot, I hope to produce this quality work in the future.

StevenSpragg 10 years ago

What an excellent first spotting, welcome to project noah :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Very beautiful capture and a nice story! :-)

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

to be absolutely honest it looks like it could be related to the bot fly family of flies. Do not quote me on that, as I am not all that familiar with them, and from what I can tell there are only three bot fly species in Australia. If it's not a bot, then it's a mimic or syrphid fly. Hopefully someone else who has a bit more knowledge will be able to fill us in on the exact species. :-D Very cool capture, the colors on this fly are absolutely amazing!!!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Very cool capture!

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Lilydale, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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