Austroleria truncata

Austroleria truncata is very similar in external characters to A. extensa, thus the flies here are not placed confidently. The former species is said to have a narrow well defined middle thoracic stripe, where this is usually wider and diffuse to obsolete in the latter species. Both species have the dark marks along the wing anterior and posterior crossveins, but usually A. extensa differs by the addition of much lighter marks near the apex of R2+3, R4+5, and M vein. The latter character is described as “usually obsolete” in A. truncata. Bodylength range from 3.3 to 5.2mm.

Late September 2015
Kermandie
Photos AD

Late September 2014
Kermandie
Photos AD

Mid October 2014
Kermandie
Photos AD

Late October 2014
Kermandie
Feeding on dung.
Photos AD

Early November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE

Early October 2017
Ulverstone
Photos KE

Late April 2018
Hobart/nipaluna
Photo KE

Late September 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photo KE

Late October 2020
Ulverstone
Photos KE
IMG 5761  IMG 5762  IMG 5767

Mid January 2021
Fernglade, Penguin
Photos KE
IMG 2742  IMG 2743

Late January 2023
Dynnyrne
Photos KE
IMG 6177  IMG 6179

Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
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IMG 7840  IMG 7841

Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
Photo KE
IMG 7847