27 Jan 2023

Critter of the Week: Ngaro tara / Three-lined hoverfly

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week’s critter is the ngaro tara or three-lined hoverfly, a noisy native species with an important role as a pollinator.

Ngaro tara have an ugly duckling life history, turning from a rat-tailed maggot living in a gunky pond to a beautifully striped adult fly.

Three lined hoverfly

Three lined hoverfly Photo: supplied