Native Drone Fly

Eristalinus punctulatus (Macquart, 1847)

The body is black and orange striped and the eyes are pale yellow to orange with dark orange spots. They hover much like a bee with a similar sound hence the common name.


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What habitats does Eristalinus punctulatus live in?

They are a nector feeding fly so are commonly seen around flowers

What is the distribution of Eristalinus punctulatus?

Across mainland Australia. (The sighting here is the first known recorded sighting in Tasmania)

How big does Eristalinus punctulatus grow?

Can grow to around 10mm

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