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Cup-moth parasite fly.
About 9 months earlier I found a moth cocoon which was slightly unusual in size, colour and location so I decided to grow it out. Today shock, horror and delight when a prickly looking fly opened the lid, climbed out and stretched it's wings.
On a Grevillea stem growing closely entwined with a small eucalyptus tree in a local nature reserve.
Victim was Doratifera vulnerans - Mottled Cup Moth
This one is Tachinidae probably Winthemia genus.

Date & Time

2014-12-11 05:42 PM [Melbourne]


-37.856906 , 145.322118 : 183.416 m

Near The Basin VIC 3154, Australia


NS Observation No. 54F5583AED2A8983C20004AB
Created 2015-03-03 05:44 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-05 12:10 PM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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