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
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Black White-tipped Brown Bee Fly - Comptosia apicalis

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black White-tipped Brown Bee Fly that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Male (with white wing tips) body length 15mm
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Male                                                                      Female 
The Bee Fly is black in colours with golden hairs on body. Wings are tinted in brown colour. Male has the white stripe on wing tip. Female has wing uniformly light greyish-brown. All legs are black.
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We saw this Bee Fly once in Anstead Forest on Nov 2009. The mating pair was on grass near the ground. 
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When we took those photos, the female tried to fly away but the male seemed not too care on our approaching. 
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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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