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

Late September 2014

Mid October 2014

Late October 2014
Feeding on dung.

Early November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

Early October 2017

Late April 2018

Late September 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

Late October 2020
IMG 5761  IMG 5762  IMG 5767

Mid January 2021
Fernglade, Penguin
IMG 2742  IMG 2743

Late January 2023
IMG 6177  IMG 6179