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Banded-wing March Fly - Scaptia (Pseudoscione) concolor

Family Tabanidae

This page contains pictures and information about Banded-wing March Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
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This March Fly is uniform brown in colour. Antenna and all legs are brown. The abdomen is golden brown. Eyes are hairy, ocelli are fully developed. Wings veins are yellow-brown, R4 angulate with minor or trace of appendix.  
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Wings have two dark bands. Veins yellowish brown with R4 angulated with trace of appendix. Cell R5 closed at margin. 
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We saw this March Fly many times around bushlands in Brisbane. 

1. The Tabanidae (Diptera) of Australia III. Subfamily Pangoninae, tribe Scionini and supplement to Pangoniini - Mackerras, I.M., 1960, Australian Journal of Zoology, 8: 1-152.

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Last updated: February 25, 2013.