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Anthrax Bee Fly III - Anthrax proconcisus

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Anthrax Bee Flies in Tribe Anthracini that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm, male
Many of those flies resting on the mud of a large fallen tree root. They were still there even many weeks later. We saw in in Karawatha Forest during early summer.  
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We did not see this beefly in any other places.
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They were usually found resting on vertical sandy mud wall. 
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The reference suggested this species parasite on the mud wasp of Odynerus (Eumeninae).
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1. Anthrax Bee Fly -, by Nick Monaghan
2. Cryptic species diversity and character congruence: review of the tribe Anthracini (Diptera : Bombyliidae) in Australia - David K. Yeates and Christine L. Lambkin, 1998.

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