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 


Golden True Bee Fly - ? sp.

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Golden True Bee Fly in that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.  
Body length 8mm
The beefly has the stout and hairy body in golden brown colour, with long and slender proboscis. The wing vein M1 meets R5 before the wing margin. They are called True Bee Flies because their hairy body resembles bees.
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Pictures were taken on Alexandra Hill during late spring. There were a number of them feeding on flowers of tea tree Leptospermum.
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On Sep 2009, we saw many of them hovering or resting on sandy footpath in Karawatha Forest. We believe it was their mating and laying-egg season. 
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 759.
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