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Australian Flies



Muscid Flies

Lesser House Fly
(Fannia canicularis)
Lesser House Fly
The Lesser House Fly is grey black with three indistinct black stripes along the thorax. Female have grey oval abdomen; males have narrower abdomen with pale yellow patches. When at rest they hold their wings over the back forming a narrow V-shape... Click to continue>

Robber Flies

Robber Fly
(Asilidae family )
Robber Fly
Robber Flies are medium to large hunting flies with long strong legs used to catch prey on flight. They have large eyes, and distinct "neck" between the head and abdomen. The abdomen is long and thin. Most species have a beard of stiff bristles... Click to continue>
Giant Blue Robber Fly
(Blepharotes splendidissimus)
Giant Blue Robber Fly
Blepharotesis splendidissimus (Giant Blue Robber Fly) is a large black robber fly. The body is broad and covered with short hairs and long legs. It has sturdy black legs and the wings are dark coloured. In flight it makes loud buzzing sound. Click to continue>
Giant Yellow Robber Fly
(Blepharotes coriarius)
Giant Yellow Robber Fly
The Giant Yellow Robber Fly is a large robber fly with yellow hair on upper side of abdomen. The head and thorax are grey, and the underside is grey. It has sturdy black legs and brownish tinted wings. In flight it makes loud buzzing sound. Click to continue>

Soldier Flies

American Soldier Fly
(Hermetia illucens)
American Soldier Fly
The American Soldier Fly looks like a wasp with black body and dark wings. The eyes appear to have a pattern of blue and green markings. At rest it holds its wings folded on top of each other along the abdomen. The antennae form a V-shape. The lower... Click to continue>
Soldier Fly
(Odontomyia sp)
Soldier Fly
This Soldier Fly is brightly coloured with green thorax and yellow abdomen with bronze pattern down the back. The eyes are large and meet in the centre. It rests with wings folded on top of each other along the abdomen. Click to continue>

Tachinid flies

Tachnid Fly
(Rutilia sp)
Tachnid Fly
This fly has a metallic silver head and brown eyes. The body is a glossy metallic blue green, with bronze tinge towards end of abdomen. Click to continue>

Vinegar Flies

Common Vinegar Fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Common Vinegar Fly
The Common Fruit Fly is yellow brown with black rings across the abdomen with red eyes, are yellow-brown in colour. Males are darker coloured on the rear half of the abdomen. This is an exotic species of fly that is found in all states of Australia Click to continue>
Vinegar Fly
(Drosophila sp)
Vinegar Fly
Vinegar Flies are tiny flies that are attracted to fermenting fruit. These are the tiny flies that you see on the fruit in supermarkets and in your fruit bowl. This genus is used extensively in experiments in genetic theory as they have a very short... Click to continue>


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