Fly / Gnat / MosquitoSphaerophoria macrogaster

Hover Fly at Brogo, NSW

Sphaerophoria macrogaster at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2017

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Sphaerophoria macrogaster 6 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito SYRPHIDAE 17 Jan 2017 JackieMiles1K

Author's notes

On the aquatic weed Sagittaria platyphylla round the Brogo Dam edge.

4 comments

KerriLee155 wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Hi Jackie - what do you think? I've been reviewing hover flies this morning and feel pretty confident of this one. Check out the museums specimens on ALA.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:781783f4-5612-4383-bda1-ddd77921afb0#overview
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Whoa, not sure about that one, although the images on ALA for that species all looked a bit different from each other too. Not having a book with hoverflies in it I'm a bit handicapped. My tolerance for trawling websites in search of something similar is low.
KerriLee155 wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Yes, I find them a tricky group too. I found this discussion on Bowerbird. Ken Walker is senior curator of entomology at Museum Victoria so is someone to trust, and the photo he has ID'd looks very like yours. What do you reckon?
http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/73723
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   7 Sep 2017
Well OK, that certainly looks the same. Love those monospecific genera. Simplifies matters no end.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.724598-36.489420
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 1 Jan 2017 Recorded on
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