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I saw two of these today. Plecia sp.?

Date & Time

  2017-01-09 09:00 AM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.649068 , 144.862584 : m

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  1. David Francis  Andrew, it certainly looks like a Plecia sp. I can't find a Bibionid with the distinctive white stripes on the abdomen and the black spot behind the head. Your photos are so detailed that Ken Walker or Tony Daley would probably be able to nail the exact species. Are you able to upload your photos to Bowerbird.org.au where you should get a response from them?

    Reply • 09 Jan 2017

  2. David Francis  Cabasa pulchella added to NatureShare database

    Reply • 09 Jan 2017

  3. David Francis  A great find, Andrew. Only two records for Victoria in the ALA - Musgrave 1932 and Hermit 2015, both in the Grampians. This is a very unusual "monotypic" species. Great to have such clear photos of the species in NS. We can be excused for thinking it was a Bibionid fly as this also tricked Ken W.

    Reply • 09 Jan 2017




NS Observation No. 5872EBE6ED2A89F4640012E8
Created 2017-01-09 12:50 PM (almost 3 years ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-01-10 08:31 AM (almost 3 years ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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