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 


Brown Ligyra Beefly - Ligyra sinuatifascia 

Family Bombyliidae 

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

Body length 15mm
This is a medium size brown stout beefly. Wing patterns are reddish-brown which do not reach hide wing margin. Abdomen is yellowish-brown with grey medially. 
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Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest during early and mid summer. Found them quite a few time in Rocky Circuit on the sandy footpath.
This species is Ligyra sinuatifascia (Synonyms: L. macraspis).

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.
2. Species Ligyra sinuatifascia (Macquart, 1855) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory. 
3. A review of the Australian species of the genus Ligyra Newman (Hyperlonia Olim) (Bombyliidae : Diptera) - SJ Paramonov, 1967.

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