Comptosia ocellata Newman, 1841

Medium-sized fly, large eyes, tube-like mouthparts, thin legs, dark body bearing golden hairs, wings marbled grey-brown with opaque white bar near tip. Adults feed on nectar and are often seen at flowers. They also bask on bare ground.

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What habitats does Comptosia ocellata live in?

Open areas with flowers and bare ground, including within woodland

What is the distribution of Comptosia ocellata?

Across Tasmania

How big does Comptosia ocellata grow?

Can grow to around 10mm long

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