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One of perhaps 3-4,ooo species of this family occuring in Australia. Its larvae feed as a parasite internally on other insects. On sunny days in summer the adults often rest on smooth Eucalyptus trunks and similar structures such as pipes and poles.

I.D. courtesy of Yvette Simpson. Interpretive Officer, Australian Museum.

2 Responses to Bristle Fly (Amphibolia vidua) Tachinidae

  • Chelsea thomson says:

    I found and took a photo of this same type of fly today on thursday 11/02/2016 in riverside of launceston tasmania. Will share in global on facebook. Has more detail.

  • Marcia Millard says:

    Have just seen and photographed one of these at Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania. 30/12/2017

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