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Fly / Gnat / MosquitoMelangyna sp.

Hover Fly at Tathra, NSW

Melangyna sp. at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna sp. 8 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna viridiceps 5 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Unidentified 6 Nov 2016 KerryVanceBulk Reporter - KerryVance has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Possibly a Black-headed Hover Fly. It was on the same dandelion as a smaller species of hover fly.

1 comment

KerriLee wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Hi Kerry - this one is a good match for the Common Hover Fly (Melangyna viridiceps or M.collatus). It's the same genus as your suggestion (Black-headed Hover Fly ... M. damastor), but in M.damastor the 2nd and 3rd yellow bands continue across the dorsal abdomen, with no break. Although the common name "Black-headed Hover Fly' is sometimes used to refer to the whole genus. Cheers.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.984517-36.731479
  • Locations Tathra, NSW

Species information

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  • Local Native

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