Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
We believe this is a Signal Fly in the family Platystomatidae based on this BugGuide image of a member of the genus Rivellia. According to BugGuide they are found: “worldwide, incl. most of the Americas” and “Found on foliage, feces.” Australian species are represented on FlickR and Discover Life. Because we will be away from the office during the holidays, we will be postdating this submission to go live at the end of the month.