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



Grey Native Drone Fly - Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) hervebazini

Family Syrphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Native Drone Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
The Hover Fly is pale brownish-grey in colour with four black stripes on thorax. Abdomen is also banded.  
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This fly was easily found in Carbrook Wetland near the small creek on Mar 2011. The fly was found hovering among leaves. When rest, it stay on the bottom side of leaf.
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The larvae are known as rat-tailed maggots. They are aquatic and have a distinctive habitus. They are filter feeders in flesh waters. The larvae purify water by filtering out microorganisms and other products.  

1. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p141.
2. Eristalis tenax (Linnaeus) - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
3. Revision of Australian Syrphidae (Diptera). Part I - Ferguson, E.W. 1926, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 51: 137-183 [160] (Eristalis maculatus). 

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Last updated: February 03, 2013.