Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP DipteraBee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata)

Among the many insects to be found at the Alice Springs Desert Park, include members of the order Diptera, that include species of commonly named Bee Fly. Central Australia is home to large number of described and undescribed species of true flies in the order Diptera.

Click on the following images in the order Diptera to see more information.

Australian Desert Rose (Gossypium australe) with Australiphthiria sp, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) on Australian Desert Rose
Ligyra cingulata - Bee Fly, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata) on Poached Egg Daisy

Australian Desert Rose (Gossypium australe) with Australiphthiria sp, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Australian Desert Rose (Gossypium australe) with Australiphthiria sp, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Ligyra cingulata - Bee Fly, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Ligyra cingulata – Bee Fly, Alice Springs Desert Park NT

See Alice Springs Diptera and Insects > Diptera | Diptera – image index


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Superorder: Panorpida
  • (unranked): Antliophora
  • Order: Diptera


ASDP DipteraBee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata)

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