Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs DipteraGreen Blowfly Australiphthiria sp (Bee Fly) Mydas Fly, Miltinus sp Robber Fly, Bathypogon sp Golden Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus) Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi) Soldier Flies (Odontomyia) Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly, Ischiodon scutellaris

Belonging to the genus Agapophytus, in the family Therevidae, subfamily Agapophytinae. This group of flies are commonly known as Stiletto Flies. They are diurnal group of flies.

The Agapophytus yeatesi pictured here was rescued from an backyard swimming pool in Alice Springs.

Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Diptera
  • Suborder: Brachycera
  • Informal: Orthorrhapha
  • Superfamily: Asiloidea
  • Family: Therevidae
  • Subfamily: Agapophytinae
  • Genus: Agapophytus
  • Species: Agapophytus yeatesi

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks for ID to Shaun Winterton (shaun-winterton) of iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/190198237
  2. Agapophytus yeatesi Winterton & Irwin, 2001, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/02a5bab1-905f-45bc-8b27-20032bdda461#classification
  3. Agapophytus yeatesi, ausemade, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/190198237

Alice Springs DipteraGreen Blowfly Australiphthiria sp (Bee Fly) Mydas Fly, Miltinus sp Robber Fly, Bathypogon sp Golden Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus) Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi) Soldier Flies (Odontomyia) Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly, Ischiodon scutellaris

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