Anthrax Bee Fly I
Anthrax Bee Fly II
Anthrax Bee Fly III
Anthrax Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly I
Thraxan Bee Fly II
Thraxan Bee Fly III
Thraxan Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly V
Thraxan Bee Fly VI
Villa Bee Fly I
Villa Bee Fly II
Villa Bee Fly III
Villa Bee Fly IV 


Black and Grey True Bee Fly - Meomyia sericans

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black and Grey True Bee Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
This beefly is large in size. It has the stout and hairy body, with long and slender proboscis. The thorax is grey and abdomen segments banded with black and white hairs. Wings are slightly tinted.
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Pictures were taken in Sunshine Coast near Glasshouse Mountains on Oct 2008. There were many of them along the footpaths. Some of them seem laying eggs in soils.
On Sep 2009, Michael Jefferies sent us email suggested it could be the Meomyia sericans. We checked and agreed with Michael.
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The 3rd antennal segment extremely long, thin and pointed apically.  
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We also found them in Karawatha Forest. 
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1. Meomyia sericans (Macq.) 1850. Bee Fly - flickr photo by mgjefferies, 2008.
2. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 759. 
3. Studies in Pacific Bombyliidae (Diptera). IX. Systematic remarks on Australian Bombyliinae, with descriptions of new genera - Evenhuis, N.L. 1983, International Journal of Entomology 25: 206-214 [Date published 27 October] [206]. 

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