Sisyromyia sp 1

Distribution: Unknown.

Description: This bee fly was approximately 15 millimetres long. It was photographed in December.

Notes: Bee flies occur on every continent except Antarctica. While the adults eat nectar and pollen, almost all bee fly larvae are parasites of wasp and bee larvae.

This bee fly was photographed in December.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:a2d6da14-c4ab-4006-89a6-e2a3ecb0c170#overview

http://tolweb.org/Bombyliidae

http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Museum+Experts/Biodiversity/Bee+Flies

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