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Other Fly (many families, acalyptrate)Metopochetus sp.

Stilt fly at South East Forest National Park

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Metopochetus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Metopochetus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Metopochetus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Metopochetus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Metopochetus sp. at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019

Identification history

Other Fly (many families, acalyptrate) Metopochetus sp. 6 Feb 2019 Paul Whitington
Other Fly (many families, acalyptrate) Metopochetus sp. 6 Feb 2019 MaxCampbell
Unidentified 6 Feb 2019 Paul Whitington

Author's notes

Totally stumped with this one! The antennae are fly-like, but halteres are not obvious. Elongated eyes are very unusual. It was crawling about in the long grass, apparently ovipositing. Help!

2 comments

   6 Feb 2019
Hi Paul,
Kim has previously put Metopochetus sp. to this one, for me, from a previous visit to Devils swamp. Refer:

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Metopochetus sp. (Stilt fly) on 22 Feb 2018
   6 Feb 2019
Many thanks Max!

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Nearby Sightings

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Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at South East Forest National Park - 19 Mar 2019 Nannophya dalei (Eastern Pygmyfly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 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 Tetragnatha sp. (Long-jawed spider) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019 Unidentified Fly (Diptera) (TBC) 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 Mitrasacme serpyllifolia (Thyme Mitrewort) 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 Hybos sp. (Hybos dance fly) 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 Oreisplanus munionga (Alpine Sedge-Skipper) 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 Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) 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 Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018 Praxibulus sp. (Short-winged Grasshopper) at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018
Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at South East Forest National Park - 19 Mar 2019
Nannophya dalei (Eastern Pygmyfly) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 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
Tetragnatha sp. (Long-jawed spider) at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019
Unidentified Fly (Diptera) (TBC) 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
Mitrasacme serpyllifolia (Thyme Mitrewort) 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
Hybos sp. (Hybos dance fly) 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
Oreisplanus munionga (Alpine Sedge-Skipper) 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
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) 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
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018
Praxibulus sp. (Short-winged Grasshopper) at South East Forest National Park - 22 Feb 2018

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