Hover Flies
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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



Small Slender Hover Fly - Melanostoma apicale

Family Syrphidae

This page contains pictures and information about Small Slender Hover Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 6mm 
This is a small size Slender Hover Fly. It has the black face, black thorax and black scutellum. Abdomen is pale black with yellow maculae. Antennae and legs are yellow. 
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Pictures were taken in Venman Bushland on May 2010. 
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From reference information, their Larvae prey on small insects such as aphids (Aphididae) and plant lice (Psyllidae).
For general information about hover fly please check this page.
1. Species Melanostoma apicale Bigot, 1884 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
2. Genus Melanostoma - Flower Flies (Syrphidae), LIFEDESK COMMUNITY.  

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Last updated: May 04, 2013.