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15 Apr 2017
This tiny little white/grey insect (body about 1cm length) fluttered along, with its tail appendage resembling a feather.
Hi Linley. This is tricky one. I can only suggest investigating whether it is the winged adult of one of the wooly aphids.
Callipappus spp. species id suggested
One of the "Bird of Paradise Flies". Related to the mealy bugs. Males have the long waxy filaments forming a tail. See http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:590bbeda-a4d7-4235-9a5b-fc801a155f22#gallery
Thanks David. That is fascinating. Have looked up the reference given, and many photos from that Callipappus group are exactly what I saw.