Anabarhynchus maritimus (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Currumbin Beach. Image Copyright: S.L. Winterton

Gallery

Australasian Therevidae are often highly attractive, charismatic flies with interesting colour patterns. Many apparently mimic various sphecid and pompilid wasps not only in colouration, but also in behaviour (see Biology & Ecology). While pinned specimens in museum collections are easy to photograph, they often make poor subjects because of post-mortum discolouration, broken appendages and obvious un-natural posture. We make every effort to study and photograph live specimens in the field and laboratory to gain insights into therevid biology, behaviour and ecology. Included here are a series of images of live, adult Australasian stiletto-flies from a number of different genera.

 

Acraspisa obscuripes (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Acupalpa divisa (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Bribie Island. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Acupalpa divisa (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Bribie Island. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Ectinorhynchus latistria (Walker): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane. Image Copyright: S.L. Winterton

Pipinnipons fascipennis (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Ectinorhynchus nr. phyciformis (male): collector J. Beard, QLD: Bunya Mtns N.P. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Agapophytus decorus (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Undescribed species in undescribed genus 'S' (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Anabarhynchus sp. (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Agapophytus pallidicornis (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Bribsane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Anabarhynchus calceatrus (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Bribie Island. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Neodialineura striatithorax (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Undescribed species in undescribed genus 'N' (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Undescribed species in undescribed genus 'N' (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Undescribed species in undescribed genus 'N' (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Agapophytus albobasalis (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Neodialineura striatithorax (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Ectinorhynchus pyrrhotelus (female): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: R. Nelson.

Agapophytus pallidicornis (male): collector S.L. Winterton, QLD: Brisbane Forest Park. Image Copyright: A.O'Toole.

Nanexila argentiquadris (male): collector C.L. Lambkin, A.C.T. Image Copyright: CSIRO.

Acraspisoides helviarta (female): collector C.L. Lambkin, A.C.T. Image Copyright: CSIRO.

Agapophytus antheliogynaion (male): collector C.L. Lambkin, A.C.T. Image Copyright: CSIRO.

Belonalys obscura (female): collector C.L. Lambkin, A.C.T. Image Copyright: CSIRO.

Parapsilocephala sp. (male): collector C.L. Lambkin, A.C.T. Image Copyright: CSIRO.