Pelecorhynchus igniculus

Pelecorhynchus igniculus shares with P. eristaloides the combination of spots on the wings and the presence of fiery red hairing at the sutures and sides of the main abdominal tergites. The thorax dorsally is brown, the most distinguished markings there being a pair of stripes in the anterior half formed by white lines enclosed narrowly with black. The abdomen lacks any distinctive spots or banding, though there are very faint indications of pale spots, these spots being arranged in pattern similar to those seen in P. olivei. Bodylength 13 to 15mm.

Mid January 2017
South Coast Track, Cockle Creek
Images by Elaine McDonald, used with permission.