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Hover Fly at Brogo, NSW

Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 26 Apr 2008

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna sp. 25 Oct 2017 KimPullen
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna sp. 8 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna viridiceps 10 Feb 2017 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna viridiceps 10 Feb 2017 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Simosyrphus grandicornis 6 Feb 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!
Unidentified 27 Sep 2016 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

suggest: Hover Fly_Simosyrphus sp

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   10 Feb 2017
I can't see any yellow on the thorax. I think this might be the other common hoverfly, Melangyna viridiceps.
   10 Feb 2017
Hi Kim, Having checked out the photos of both on CNM, we decided you are right. I'll change it. Trying to run before we can walk!
KerriLee wrote:
   8 Sep 2017
see my comments elsewhere re the difficulty of distinguishing M.viridiceps from M.collatus

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Nearby sightings

Leucosarcia melanoleuca at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Pomaderris brogoensis at Brogo, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Badumna insignis at Brogo, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Calyptorhynchus funereus at Brogo, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Alisterus scapularis at Brogo, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Brogo, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Platycercus elegans at Brogo, NSW - 25 Sep 2017
Androcalva rossii at Brogo, NSW - 21 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Falco (Ieracidea) berigora berigora at Brogo, NSW - 11 Sep 2017
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Brogo, NSW - 10 Sep 2017
Pholodes sinistraria at Brogo, NSW - 6 Sep 2017
Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Lysimachia arvensis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Sericornis frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Rhipidura albiscapa at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Hakea macraeana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia silvestris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Chlorocoma dichloraria at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Lactarius deliciosus at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jun 2017
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Einadia hastata at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Cynoglossum australe at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Heteronympha mirifica at Brogo, NSW - 16 Apr 2017
Ropalidia plebeiana at Brogo, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Heteronympha banksii at Brogo, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Junonia villida at Brogo, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Gymnopilus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Lobelia purpurascens at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Calvatia lilacina at Brogo, NSW - 14 Mar 2017
Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 10 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Brogo, NSW - 7 Mar 2017
Eustrephus latifolius at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Pomaderris aspera at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Laccotrephes tristis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
PHASMATODEA at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jan 2017
Onthophagus leanus at Brogo, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Hemianax papuensis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Conoderus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Ditropidus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Diphucephala sp. at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Apis (Apis) mellifera at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Scolypopa australis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2017
Lamprima aurata at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 27 Nov 2016
Hemicordulia tau at Brogo, NSW - 23 Nov 2016
Rhytiphora nodosa at Brogo, NSW - 8 Nov 2016
Homalanthus populifolius at Brogo, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Desmodium varians at Brogo, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Rhipidura leucophrys at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Vanessa kershawi at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2016
Wahlenbergia communis at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) hiltacum at Brogo, NSW - 28 Sep 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 28 Sep 2016
Alisterus scapularis at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jul 2016
Acanthiza pusilla at Brogo, NSW - 20 Jun 2016
Neochmia temporalis at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jun 2016
Petroica rosea at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jun 2016
Cormobates leucophaea at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jun 2016
Lichenostomus leucotis at Brogo, NSW - 30 May 2016
Acanthiza pusilla at Brogo, NSW - 2 May 2016
Meliphaga lewinii at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2016
Lymantriidae at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
Musgraveia sulciventris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
Ellipsidion sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2015
Phaps elegans at Brogo, NSW - 15 Aug 2015
Meliphaga lewinii at Brogo, NSW - 2 Aug 2015
Calyptorhynchus funereus at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jun 2015
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2015
Cracticus tibicen at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2015
Chlorobapta frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2015
Phaps chalcoptera at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2015
Lichenostomus chrysops at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2014
Chalcites lucidus at Brogo, NSW - 31 Oct 2014
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Brogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2014
Lichenostomus leucotis at Brogo, NSW - 14 Jun 2014
Cracticus torquatus at Brogo, NSW - 20 Apr 2014
Camponotus consobrinus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2014
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Jan 2014
Cryptachaea gigantipes at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris at Brogo, NSW - 21 Oct 2013
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jul 2013
Hypholoma aurantiacum at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jul 2013
Camponotus consobrinus at Brogo, NSW - 7 Apr 2013
Aquila audax at Brogo, NSW - 16 Jun 2012
Leucosarcia melanoleuca at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Pomaderris brogoensis at Brogo, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Badumna insignis at Brogo, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Calyptorhynchus funereus at Brogo, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Alisterus scapularis at Brogo, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Brogo, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Platycercus elegans at Brogo, NSW - 25 Sep 2017
Androcalva rossii at Brogo, NSW - 21 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Falco (Ieracidea) berigora berigora at Brogo, NSW - 11 Sep 2017
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Brogo, NSW - 10 Sep 2017
Pholodes sinistraria at Brogo, NSW - 6 Sep 2017
Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Lysimachia arvensis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Sericornis frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Rhipidura albiscapa at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Hakea macraeana at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Acacia silvestris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Chlorocoma dichloraria at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Lactarius deliciosus at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jun 2017
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Einadia hastata at Brogo, NSW - 15 May 2017
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Cynoglossum australe at Brogo, NSW - 17 Apr 2017
Heteronympha mirifica at Brogo, NSW - 16 Apr 2017
Ropalidia plebeiana at Brogo, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2017
Heteronympha banksii at Brogo, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Junonia villida at Brogo, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Gymnopilus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Lobelia purpurascens at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Calvatia lilacina at Brogo, NSW - 14 Mar 2017
Epilobium billardiereanum subsp. cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 10 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Brogo, NSW - 7 Mar 2017
Eustrephus latifolius at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Pomaderris aspera at Brogo, NSW - 6 Mar 2017
Laccotrephes tristis at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
PHASMATODEA at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jan 2017
Onthophagus leanus at Brogo, NSW - 11 Jan 2017
Hemianax papuensis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Conoderus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Ditropidus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Diphucephala sp. at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Apis (Apis) mellifera at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Scolypopa australis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jan 2017
Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2017
Lamprima aurata at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Dec 2016
Rutilia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 27 Nov 2016
Hemicordulia tau at Brogo, NSW - 23 Nov 2016
Rhytiphora nodosa at Brogo, NSW - 8 Nov 2016
Homalanthus populifolius at Brogo, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Desmodium varians at Brogo, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Camponotus suffusus at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Rhipidura leucophrys at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Vanessa kershawi at Brogo, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2016
Wahlenbergia communis at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) hiltacum at Brogo, NSW - 28 Sep 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei at Brogo, NSW - 28 Sep 2016
Alisterus scapularis at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jul 2016
Acanthiza pusilla at Brogo, NSW - 20 Jun 2016
Neochmia temporalis at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jun 2016
Petroica rosea at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jun 2016
Cormobates leucophaea at Brogo, NSW - 4 Jun 2016
Lichenostomus leucotis at Brogo, NSW - 30 May 2016
Acanthiza pusilla at Brogo, NSW - 2 May 2016
Meliphaga lewinii at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2016
Lymantriidae at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
Musgraveia sulciventris at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
Ellipsidion sp. at Brogo, NSW - 5 Mar 2016
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2015
Phaps elegans at Brogo, NSW - 15 Aug 2015
Meliphaga lewinii at Brogo, NSW - 2 Aug 2015
Calyptorhynchus funereus at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jun 2015
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2015
Cracticus tibicen at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2015
Chlorobapta frontalis at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2015
Phaps chalcoptera at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2015
Lichenostomus chrysops at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2014
Chalcites lucidus at Brogo, NSW - 31 Oct 2014
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Brogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2014
Lichenostomus leucotis at Brogo, NSW - 14 Jun 2014
Cracticus torquatus at Brogo, NSW - 20 Apr 2014
Camponotus consobrinus at Brogo, NSW - 13 Apr 2014
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Jan 2014
Cryptachaea gigantipes at Brogo, NSW - 5 Jan 2014
Pachycephala rufiventris at Brogo, NSW - 21 Oct 2013
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jul 2013
Hypholoma aurantiacum at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jul 2013
Camponotus consobrinus at Brogo, NSW - 7 Apr 2013
Aquila audax at Brogo, NSW - 16 Jun 2012

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.761910-36.577326
  • Locations Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
  • 26 Apr 2008 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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