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Meomyia sericans According to INaturalist it’s distribution is along the east and south coast of Australia  Australia,Black and grey true bee fly,Geotagged,Meomyia sericans,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Meomyia sericans

According to INaturalist it’s distribution is along the east and south coast of Australia

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  1. Ernst, wanted to double-check this other image:

    Thracian sp., Australia The most aerodynamic fighter jet image in the world of flies. Australia,Geotagged,Spring

    Looks quite different? Different sex/maturity? Or a different species?
    Posted 15 days ago, modified 15 days ago
    1. Yes Ferdy i noticed that as well. I think that yesterday’s entry of Meomyia sericans is correct . I will see if I can find more info . Posted 14 days ago
      1. Sure, thanks! Posted 14 days ago
        1. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/519558-Meomyia-sericans/browse_photos

          Ferdy this is what I based the identification on. Still looking for the other one.
          Posted 14 days ago
          1. Sorry, I should have been more clear. I think this current photo is well identified, was wondering about the other one (the dark one). Posted 14 days ago
  2. Ferdy, me again
    What I found using INaturalist is that the one I uploaded 2 or more years ago and identified it as Meomyia sericans is mostlikely Genus- Thracian.

    https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/521310-Thraxan/browse_photos
    Posted 14 days ago, modified 14 days ago
    1. Thanks, that looks good. I will remove the current identification from that photo. Posted 14 days ago
  3. Beautiful Ernst! Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thank you Annie Posted 13 days ago
  4. That's a beauty Ernst! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you ,Natty. It is almost like a bumblebee. Posted 8 days ago
      1. Yes brilliant mimic! Posted 7 days ago

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"Meomyia sericans" is a large species of fly in the family Bombyliidae. A flying Australian insect with black and white hairs on the abdomen with a grey thorax. The probiscis is long and slender. Wings appear somewhat tinted.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Nov 19, 2022. Captured Nov 6, 2022 08:48 in Cox Scrub Conservation Park, Bull Creek Rd, Ashbourne SA 5157, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO800
  • 121mm