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

Late September 2014
Kermandie

Mid October 2014
Kermandie

Late October 2014
Kermandie
Feeding on dung.

Early November 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

Early October 2017
Ulverstone

Late April 2018
Hobart/nipaluna

Late September 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna

Late October 2020
Ulverstone
IMG 5761  IMG 5762  IMG 5767

Mid January 2021
Fernglade, Penguin

IMG 2742  IMG 2743