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Melangyna sp. (genus)

Hover Fly at Tathra, NSW

Melangyna sp. (genus) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
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Identification history

Unidentified 6 Nov 2016 KerryVance

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Possibly a Black-headed Hover Fly. It was on the same dandelion as a smaller species of hover fly.

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KerriLee wrote:
   6 Sep 2017
Hi Kerry - this one is a good match for the Common Hover Fly (Melangyna viridiceps or M.collatus). It's the same genus as your suggestion (Black-headed Hover Fly ... M. damastor), but in M.damastor the 2nd and 3rd yellow bands continue across the dorsal abdomen, with no break. Although the common name "Black-headed Hover Fly' is sometimes used to refer to the whole genus. Cheers.

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Endotricha ignealis (an Endotrichinae) at Tathra, NSW - 24 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Hednota pleniferellus (A Grass moth) at Tathra, NSW - 22 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Brunia replana (Lichen-eating Caterpillar) at Tathra, NSW - 22 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 22 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Spoladea recurvalis (Beet Webworm) at Tathra, NSW - 21 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Chrysolarentia mecynata (Mecynata Carpet Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 18 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
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Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Scopula perlata (Cream Wave) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Idiodes apicata (Bracken Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Proteuxoa microspila (Little Noctuid) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Agrotis porphyricollis (Variable Cutworm) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Leptocneria reducta (White cedar moth) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Urolitha bipunctifera (An Emerald moth) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Halone sejuncta (Variable Halone) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Meranda susialis (Three-lined Snout) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Mar 2022 by KerryVance
Idiodes apicata (Bracken Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by KerryVance
Australopacifica scaphoidea (Skiff planarian) at Tathra, NSW - 19 Jan 2022 by KerryVance
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Jan 2022 by KerryVance
Pholodes sinistraria (Sinister or Frilled Bark Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by KerryVance
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Aug 2020 by Kerry Vance
Pholodes sinistraria (Sinister or Frilled Bark Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by KerryVance
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 26 Jan 2015 by KerryVance
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 3 Feb 2011 by KerryVance

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Nov 2016 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • KerryVance Recorded by
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