SEARCH THIS SITE

OzAnimals.com
Australian Wildlife

  Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus)





Native Drone Fly | Eristalinus punctulatus photo
Drone Fly feeding on nectar

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Native Drone Fly | Eristalinus punctulatus photo
Drone Fly feeding on nectar

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



NATIVE DRONE FLY FACTS

Identification
The Native Drone Fly is a brightly coloured hover fly with large strange spotted eyes. The body is black and orange striped. They have a hovering flight and make a droning noise like a bee, hence the common name.

Size
10mm

Habitat
usually seen near flowers

Food
adult feeds on nectar

Breeding
Larvae of many hover fly species prey on aphids and other mall soft bodied insects. Not sure about the native Drone Fly?



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Syrphidae
Genus:Eristalinus
Species:punctulatus
Common Name:Native Drone Fly