Hover Flies
Wasp-mimic Hoverfly
Green Hoverfly
Black Hoverfly
Grey Native Drone Fly
Golden Native Drone Fly
Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly
Yellow-face Wasp Fly 
Native-bee-mimic Fly
Black Orange Hover Fly
Waisted Wasp-mimic Fly
Brown Wasp-mimic Fly 
Small Slander Hover Fly
Small Yellow Hover Fly 
Waisted Slender Hoverfly
White-banded Slender Fly
Grey-banded Hover Fly
Yellow-shouldered Fly
Black-headed Hover Fly
Yellow-shoulder Stout Fly
Orange-band Slender Fly



Black Hoverfly - Austalis pulchella

Family Syrphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Black Hoverflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm
The Hover Fly is metallic black in colour with dark stripes and dark spots on thorax. The head is white with dark forehead. Scutellum is deep violet. 
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Picture taken in Alexandra Hill near the creek during early summer 2004.
For general information about hover fly please check this page.

1. Syrphidae - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks, 2004.
2. Revision of Australian Syrphidae (Diptera). Part I - Ferguson, E.W. 1926, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 51: 137-183 [160]. 

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Last updated: February 03, 2013.