Brown Phasiin Fly
Long Tongue Dexiin Fly I  
Golden-blue Tachinid Fly
Golden-brown Tachinid Fly 
Thin Long Legs Fly
Metallic Green Hairy Fly
Golden Tachinid Fly I
Golden Tachinid Fly II
Grey Tachinid Fly I
Blue Hairy Tachinid Fly
Black Hairy Tachinid Fly
Hairy-eyed Grey Tachinid
Processionary Cat. Para.
Grey Tachinid Fly II
Grey Tachinid Fly III
Grey Tachinid Fly IV
Grey Hairy Tachinid Fly
S. Grey Hairy Tachinid Fly
Grey Tachinid Fly V
Grey Tachinid Fly VI


Long Tongue Dexiin Fly II - Prosena sp.

Family Tachinidae

This page contains pictures and information about Long Tongue Dexiin Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm 
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Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest mid September. The fly was waiting for something on the gum tree trunk. This fly did not care about we came very close to take those photos. 
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Notice its long legs and elongated mouth parts.
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1. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p150.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p376.
3. The systematics of the Australasian Dexiini (Diptera : Tachinidae : Dexiinae) with revisions of endemic genera - DA Barraclough, Invertebrate Taxonomy 1992, 6(5) 1127 - 1371.
4. A conspectus of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of Australia, including keys to the supraspecific taxa and taxonomic and host catalogues - R. W. Crosskey, British Museum (Natural History), Bulletin, Entomology, Supplement 21, 1973.
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