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 


Black and White True Bee Fly - Staurostichus sp.

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black and White True Bee Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
This Bee Fly is large. It has the stout and hairy body, with long and slender proboscis. The thorax is black and abdomen segment 2-4 covered with white hairs. Wings are half marked with black near wing base.
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All legs are black in colour. The antennae are relatively long with the 3rd segment slender. 
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Pictures were taken on Karawatha Forest on Oct 2007. We saw them there only a few times.
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1. Bee Flies of the World. The genera of the family Bombyliidae - Hull, F.M. 1973, Bulletin of the United States National Museum 286: 1-687 [104]. 
2. Studies in Pacific Bombyliidae (Diptera). IX. Systematic remarks on Australian Bombyliinae, with descriptions of new genera - Evenhuis, N.L. 1983, International Journal of Entomology 25: 206-214 [Date published 27 October] [206]. 

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