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 


Clear-wing Brown Bee Fly - Comptosia praeargentata

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Clear-wing Brown Bee Flies in Subfamily Lomatiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 16mm 
The Bee Fly is dark brown in colour with golden yellow hairs on edge of thorax and abdomen. There are the hairs between each abdomen segment. The wings are clean but with tinted brown colour, hyaline with diffuse brown marking on costal margin. The wings are relatively clearer than other Brown Bee Fly so we called them 
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They are usually found resting on the sandy footpath. Some are laying eggs with end tip of abdomen inserted into the soil. 
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This Bee Fly was usually found laying eggs in soil during mid summer in Karawatha Forest. They are quite common there.
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1. Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Comptosia (Diptera : Bombyliidae) - D Yeates, Invertebrate Taxonomy, 5: 1023-1178,1991  

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