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-headed Hover Fly - Melangyna sp.

Family Syrphidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black-headed Hover Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
This Hover Fly has the antenna, head, thorax and scutellum in black colour. We found this species easily near Bulimba Creek. This Hover Fly is common along creek with flowers plants. 
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For general information about hover fly please check this page.
1. Melangyna viridiceps (Macquart) - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
2. Melangyna sp. - Common Hover Fly - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia.
3. Melangyna (Austrosyrphus) novaezelandiae (Macquart) - Flower Flies (Syrphidae), LIFEDESK COMMUNITY.  
4. Subgenus Melangyna (Austrosyrphus) Vockeroth, 1969 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory. 

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Last updated: May 04, 2013.