What is this?
December 25, 2009
We have never seen a bug like thin in NZ before. Any idea what it might be? It looks like a cross between a blow fly and a wasp. Any light you could share on it would be great. Thanks heaps
Paulo the wonderer
Auckland New Zealand
The ventral view of your photograph is not ideal for identification purposes, and a dorsal view is much preferred. We believe this is some species of Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae. You might try comparing the images on the Insects of Brisbane Syrphidae page to see if any look close to your specimen.