- This page contains pictures and information about Ant Flies
in Family Sepsidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- This is a small family. Flies in this family are small and ant-like. Their
wings are clear and usually have a small dark spot on wing near apex. They
have the habit of continuously waving the wings when at rest. Adults usually
found in swarm near the breeding places. Their larvae live mainly in mammal faeces.
- Ant Fly I
- Parapalaeosepsis plebeia, body length 4mm
- We found this small fly on Mt Coot-tha and Lamington Park. We have more
information in this page.
- Ant Fly II
- Parapalaeosepsis compressa body length 4mm
- We found this Ant Fly in Yugarapul Park, which is a small area of
rainforest habitat inside Brisbane area. Please check this page
for more infromation.
- 1. Insects
of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p769.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p371.
- 3. Family SEPSIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
- 4. Biogeography of Australian Sepsidae (Diptera) - D. H. Colless, Aust. J. Zool., 1980, 28, 65-78.
- 5. AUSTRALIAN SEPSIDAE (DIPTERA) - Jan Zuska and Donald H. Colless, J. Aust. ent. Soc.. 1984, 23: 59-67.
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