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 


Grey-wing Brown Bee Fly - Comptosia praeargentata

Family Bombyliidae

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

Body length 20mm 
The Bee Fly is dark brown to black in colour with dense golden-yellow hairs on each side of body and between abdomen segments. All legs are black. 
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The wings of the Bee Fly are yellow-brown in colour with grey towards apex, darker towards costal margin. 
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This species is common in Brisbane. Females are usually found flying low or resting on sandy soil.  
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 759.
2. Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Comptosia (Diptera : Bombyliidae) - D Yeates, 1991. 

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