Pseudopenthes hesperis

Distribution: Reported from southern areas of Australia.

Description: This bee fly was approximately 1 centimetre long.

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.

References: Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:5bfb9aea-11bb-4fca-bc48-e06c75fc4161

http://tolweb.org/Bombyliidae

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

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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