Wingless soldier fly, Chiromyzinae

Wingless soldier fly, Chiromyzinae

Observation - Wingless soldier fly, Chiromyzinae - Global. Description: Seen on ground ivy leaf in April. Southern Highlands region NSW, Australia. Some anatomical notes: Approx 20mm total length No wings nor any obvious vestigial wings seen Antenna, very short, 6 or 7 segments, fine hairs Mouthparts, small, no obvious

Seen on ground ivy leaf in April. Southern Highlands region NSW, Australia.

Some anatomical notes:
Approx 20mm total length
No wings nor any obvious vestigial wings seen
Antenna, very short, 6 or 7 segments, fine hairs
Mouthparts, small, no obvious rostrum, beak or mandibles
Tarsi 2 or 3 segments, fine hairs
X3 ocelli on top of head between large compound eyes
Abdomen possibly 7 or 8 segments (no waist apparent), tapering to end
Cerci - none seen