Long Tongue Tachinid - Senostoma sp. or Rhynchiodexia sp.

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Long Tongue Tachinid Flies Subfamily Dexiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Subfamily DEXIINAE, body length 10mm 
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Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest mid September. The fly was waiting for something on the gum tree trunk. This fly did not care about we came very close to take those photos. 
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Notice its long legs and elongated mouth parts.
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1. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p150.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p376.

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Last updated: December 27, 2007.