This page contains pictures and information about Spotted Wings Ligyra Bee Flies that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 15mm
- The Bee fly has dark
fuscous abdomen cross by a wide band of pale yellowish hairs. The brownish
wings marked with eight small dark spots at the crossing-points of wing veins. Before
we thought that it is the Ligyra bombyliformis. We double checked and
believed it is the Ligyra punctipennis (Synonyms: L. contrasta). We
recognized this by the white and black bands on the abdomen.
- We first found this Beefly in Karawatha Forest during mid summer 2005.
- We found this Beefly again in Anstead Forest on Dec 2009. It was resting on
- 1. Bee
Fly - Ligyra pictipennis - lifeunseen.com,
by Nick Monaghan
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p364 (Hyperalonia bombyliformis).
- 3. A review of the Australian species of the genus Ligyra Newman
(Hyperlonia Olim) (Bombyliidae : Diptera) - SJ Paramonov, 1967.
- 4. Species
Ligyra punctipennis (Macquart, 1850) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
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