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 


Balaana Beefly III - Balaana gigantea

Family Bombyliidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Balaana Beeflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This beefly is large in size. It has the dark brown thorax and black abdomen, with white short hairs on each side of thorax. There are the white triangle spots on each side of abdomen. Eyes are brown in colour with short white hairs along the edges connect with the neck. The dark patterns on wings are distinctive. . 
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We found a number of them in Karawatha Forest Rocky Circuit near the hill top on sandy footpath form Oct to Nov 2008. They showed very strong territorial behaviour. After disturbed, they always flied back to the same spot and rest. When other flies came close, they always driven them away.
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1. An evolutionary radiation of beeflies in semi-arid Australia: systematics of the Exoprosopini (Diptera: Bombyliidae) - Lambkin CL, Yeates DK & Greathead DJ, Invertebrate Systematics, 2003 

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