Anthrax Bee Fly I
Anthrax Bee Fly II
Anthrax Bee Fly III
Anthrax Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly I
Thraxan Bee Fly II
Thraxan Bee Fly III
Thraxan Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly V
Thraxan Bee Fly VI
Villa Bee Fly I
Villa Bee Fly II
Villa Bee Fly III
Villa Bee Fly IV 


Anthrax Bee Fly IV - Anthrax confluensis

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
We found this fly in Karawatha Forest She-oak Area on Dec 2007. It was resting inside a large burned tree hole. Its white abdomen tip became very noticeable in the dark and black background. Only the male has the white tip, female is all black. The Bee Fly flied away slowly after we took the above photo.
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Reference information suggested that this beefly may be the parasitic of Antlion.   
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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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