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Black Lauxaniid Fly - Depressa albicosta 

Family Lauxaniidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Lauxaniid Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 6mm
Most Lauxaniid Flies are orange in colour but is one is black. The head, thorax and wings are mainly black. There is the white band on its wings to make the fly look shorter. 
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On mid summer 2007, we found this Black Lauxaniid Fly resting on the board leaves plants a few times in our backyard in Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane. 
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1. Flies - family Lauxaniidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan
2. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p773, Fig.39.30H.
3. On the Fly, The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families CD Rom - Hamilton, J. et al. 2006. Brisbane : CBIT & ABRS. 
4. Species Depressa albicosta Malloch, 1927 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
5. Notes on Australian Diptera. No. xiii - Malloch, J.R. 1927, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 52: 399-446 [401]. 

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