Home
                            
Flies   

 
 

                                               

Golden Drone Fly - Eristalinus  sp.

Family Syrphidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Golden Drove Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm
 
The Drone fly in appearance bears a close resemblance to a honeybee. The larva has a long thin tail, thus, called a Rat-tailed Maggot. The rat-tailed maggot usually breeds in drains, sewage pools, and other stagnant water. 
 
PWC_8205.jpg (102270 bytes)
 
For general information about hover fly please check this page.
 
Thanks to Gerard Pennards for the ID advice of this species. 

Reference:
1. Eristalinus sp. A - Common Hover Fly - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia.

Back to Top

Up ] Native Drone Fly I ] Native Drone Fly II ] [ Golden Drone Fly ] Green Hoverfly ] Black Hoverfly ] Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly ] Native-bee-mimic Fly ] Wasp-mimic Hoverfly ]

 
                                                

See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: November 03, 2010.