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A large fly with about 30mm wingspan. Solitary and apparently searching for something around the base of a large eucalyptus. A species I haven't seen before. Glenfern valley nature reserve. This one is a male. The females are quite colourful with a lot of yellow/gold and white patterns underneath. The larvae of these flies are specialist parasitics on Hemipterans (true bugs)

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  2014-12-20 06:29 AM


-37.909449 , 145.312782 : 186.653 m

Near Upwey VIC 3158, Australia


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  1. David Francis  Microtropesa sinuata added

    Reply • 22 Feb 2015

NS Observation No. 54E85EFAED2A89EF270004F5
Created 2015-02-21 09:33 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-02-22 11:36 AM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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