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 


Thraxan Beefly II - Thraxan simulatus

Family Bombyliidae

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

Body length 10mm, male
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Abdomen segments 5-7 lateral margins with white hairs. The haltere knob is dark brown in colours. We took this fly photos in Anstead Forest on Feb 2009.
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Abdomen segments 5-7 lateral margins with white hairs. Spur-vein at base R2+3 NOT present. R2+3 meets r-m cross-vein directly. We took the above fly photos in Carbrook Wetland on Oct 2009.
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This small Bee Fly is black in colour, with short white hairs around the thorax. Its abdomen is hairy black with white dots on it. Male wings is clear with dark front margin. Female wings is half clear and half darken near the wing base. We took this fly photos in Anstead Forest on Apr 2009.
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1. Cryptic species diversity and character congruence: review of the tribe Anthracini (Diptera : Bombyliidae) in Australia - David K. Yeates and Christine L. Lambkin, 1998.
2. Thraxan Bee Fly -, by Nick Monaghan 

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