Australoconops unicinctusCommon name: Thick-headed fly

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Description: This fly was approximately 15 millimetres long.

Notes: This species is in the Conopidae family. Conopid flies resemble bees and wasps but they are flies. The females lay their eggs inside the bodies of bees and wasps. The fly larvae become internal parasites of their host.

References: Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conopidae

Treatment Bank http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A35E1704AA66FF8D8EBEAD000082FAC7

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