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Hover Fly (Syrphidae)Eristalis tenax

Drone fly at South East Forest National Park

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Eristalis tenax at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018
Eristalis tenax at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018
Eristalis tenax at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018
Eristalis tenax at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018

Identification history

Hover Fly (Syrphidae) Eristalis tenax 8 Feb 2019 MaxCampbell
Eristalis tenax (a drone fly) 26 Feb 2018 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

Found in montane swamp, at 930m elevation, on Xerochrysum palustre (everlasting daisy). My Reference for ID: "Insects of south eastern australia" by Roger Farrow - photo page 179. also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis_tenax#

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   8 Feb 2019
My ID references as quoted above. Also refer: https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/common-drone-fly From Naturespot.org - 'This stocky hoverfly is the commonest 'drone' fly, so called because they mimic bee drones (male hive bees). The orange marks on the abdomen are variable so are not a reliable identification feature, though most specimens have a single pair near to the thorax. It also has a very noticeable dark face stripe and curved rear tibia."

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Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at South East Forest National Park - 19 Mar 2019 Graphium macleayanus (Macleay's Swallowtail) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Lobelia surrepens (Mud Pratia) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Wahlenbergia ceracea (Waxy Bluebell) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Hookerochloa hookeriana (Hooker's Fescue) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Epacris paludosa (Alpine heath) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Unidentified Fly (Diptera) (TBC) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Tetragnatha sp. (Long-jawed spider) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Rytidosperma laeve (Smooth Wallaby-grass) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Baeckea utilis (Mountain Baeckea) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Cadmus sp. (TBC) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Lasioglossum sp. (A native bee) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Entiminae (subfamily) (Entimine weevil) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Homalictus sp. (genus) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis (Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Metopochetus sp. (Stilt fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 TENEBRIONIDAE (Unidentified Darkling beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Bulbine bulbosa (Bulbine Lily) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Diuris monticola at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Wurmbea biglandulosa (Early Nancy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Pterostylis falcata (Sickle Greenhood) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 Celmisia sp. Pulchella (M.Gray & C.Totterdell 7079) Australian National Herbarium (Narrow-leaved Snow Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at South East Forest National Park - 19 Mar 2019
Graphium macleayanus (Macleay's Swallowtail) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Lobelia surrepens (Mud Pratia) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Wahlenbergia ceracea (Waxy Bluebell) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Hookerochloa hookeriana (Hooker's Fescue) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Epacris paludosa (Alpine heath) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Unidentified Fly (Diptera) (TBC) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Tetragnatha sp. (Long-jawed spider) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Rytidosperma laeve (Smooth Wallaby-grass) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Baeckea utilis (Mountain Baeckea) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Cadmus sp. (TBC) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Lasioglossum sp. (A native bee) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Entiminae (subfamily) (Entimine weevil) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Homalictus sp. (genus) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis (Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Metopochetus sp. (Stilt fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
TENEBRIONIDAE (Unidentified Darkling beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Bulbine bulbosa (Bulbine Lily) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Diuris monticola at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Wurmbea biglandulosa (Early Nancy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Pterostylis falcata (Sickle Greenhood) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018
Celmisia sp. Pulchella (M.Gray & C.Totterdell 7079) Australian National Herbarium (Narrow-leaved Snow Daisy) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018

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  • Non-Invasive

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