Cerdistus-Neoitamus complex

The Cerdistus-Neoitamus complex includes many similar looking species in which the females have laterally compressed ovipositors. Bodylengths of Tasmanian species range from around 9 to 23mm.

Cerdistus luctificus

Pending ID – Cerdistus-Neoitamus complex

Female
Mid December 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Laying eggs into a sandy path.
Photo KE


Female
Mid January 2012
kunanyi/Mount Wellington
Bodylength ~14mm
Photo AD
Asilidae Cerdistus

Female
Late December 2012
kunanyi/Mount Wellington
Appearing to be ovipositing in galled wood.
Photos AD
Asilidae ovipositing gall robber fly Australia Asilidae ovipositing gall robber fly Australia

Mid December 2016
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Photo KE

cf. Neoitamus hyalipennis (female)
Late December & Mid November
The largest female in the Cerdistus-Neoitamus complex with body length up to 23mm.
Photos AD
Neoitamus hyalipennis body dorsal Neoitamus hyalipennis body Neoitamus hyalipennis head

Female
Early January 2015
Sisters Beach
Photos KE

Female
Mid January 2015
Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Males
Early January 2013
Sisters Beach
Two individuals.
Photos KE

Male
Mid January 2015
Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Male
Late December 2015
Buckland
Resting on a sandy track.
Photos AD

Male
Mid December 2016
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
With scarab beetle prey.
Photo KE

Female
Mid February 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart.
Photos KE

Male
Late February 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
With Ant
Photo KE

Male
Mid January 2019
Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Female
Early January 2020
Styx Valley
Photos KE

Female
Early January 2020
Styx Valley
Photo KE

Cerdistus sp.
Female
Early January 2020
Arthur River
Identification thanks to asiola.
Photo KE

Cerdistus  Male
early January 2022
Tarraleah
Identification thanks to Chris Cohen
Photos KE
IMG 2361  IMG 2362

Late January 2022
Dial Ranges, Penguin
Photos KE
IMG 2779  IMG 2780

Early January 2023
Sisters Beach
Photo KE
IMG 5965

female
Early January 2024
Edgar Dam
Photos KE
IMG 9648 IMG 9649

male
Early January 2024
Edgar Dam
Photos KE
IMG 9679