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Brown Wasp-mimic Fly - Microdon barringtonensis

Family Syrphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Brown Wasp-mimic Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
This Brown Wasp-mimic Fly is dark reddish-brown in colour with relative short antenna. The antenna are in reddish-brown. Body is dark-reddish-brown with short dense golden hairs. Thorax is darker in colour. Scutellum is brown with apex round. All legs are reddish brown. Wings are clear with faintly greyish. The wing veins are slightly suffused with dark grey. Halteres are creamy yellow.
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Found this Black Wasp-mimic Hover Fly in Karawatha Forest near the Lagoon, Sep 2008.
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We found this Hover Fly again in the bushland need Alperton Road on Jan 2009.

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, Fig39.27B.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
3. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p368. 
4. Revision of Australian Syrphidae (Diptera). Part I - Ferguson, E.W. 1926, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 51: 137-183 [160]. 
5. Species Microdon barringtonensis Ferguson, 1926 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
6. Notes on Australian Diptera.—XXII. XXII. Key to Australian Microdon species (Syrphidae, Diptera) - Paramonov, S.J. 1957, Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 9: 812-816 [815]. 

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