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Fruit Fly

Tribe Tephritini

Description:

Is it a Fly, a fruit fly, a Hover fly ? The head and eyes resembles that of a fly. The wings were so much different and colorful. They were in Black with areas in white or clear.It was spotted within a cluster of plants . The wings gave it away when it opened up to hop from one blade to another. It moved too fast and i could only manage to get maybe 5 good frames from about 50 using a Micro lens.This little one measures about less then 1 centimeter.

Notes:

Thank you Cindy for the Identification. I feel that the " Genus Euresta " resembles the Fruit fly posted. http://bugguide.net/node/view/97252/bgpa...


2 species ID suggestions

Fruit Fly
Tribe Tephritini Tribe Tephritini - BugGuide.Net

19 Comments

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap a year ago

Pretty good ...pretty good , nexttogone ...God Willing :)

nexttogone
nexttogone a year ago

I'm doing very well, Julio. Thank you. ") How are you?

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap a year ago

Morning nexttogone. Sorry for the late reply and thank you. How are you doing ?

nexttogone
nexttogone 2 years ago

Very nice series.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

I'll be here! :) Happy spotting.

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Cindy , I hope to see this f.fly or others tomorrow during my walks . will post more later.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

Hi Julio, glad to help. Unfortunately I can't narrow it down further due to my lack of resources in that area but I agree with the similarity of Euaresta or Neotephritis. I just don't know if they're in that area. Hopefully someone else can. Fruit flies are so diverse in color and pattern!

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

This fruit fly was actually nibbling on a piece of fruit when i spotted it .

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

VivBraznell , Morning. Well Cindy helped me out with the I.d and Wow! there's much more of these Fruit Flies that are truly Awesome in their colors and wing Patterns . Will try to look for more maybe thursday morning when i take a walk at the Central park in the City.

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Sachin , thank you . Glad that you liked it.

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Patty ! Good morning and thank you! How are you and the young girl ?

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Greetings CindyBinghamKeiser. Thank you for the I.d on the Fruit Fly - Tribe Tephritini. There are quite a few of the genus there but from what i saw and the images posted , i feel that the Genus Euresta does resemble the structure of the fruit fly which is posted.

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Nice

JulioHarahap
JulioHarahap 2 years ago

Good Morning from Malaysia to all.
Thank you MaryEvans2 for the suggestion and link.They do look alike .
The link provided by CindyBinghamKeiser is much more closer to my spotting. Maybe you could join me in this suggestion. It is the Tribe Tephritini .

patty
patty 2 years ago

The first and last pictures are especially beautiful; lovely spotting. Greetings =)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

I don't know which genus or species but it looks like it's from the Tephritini tribe. The link I provided shows some that we have here in the States.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

Not exactly sure which one, as there are several, but this sure looks like a Picture-winged fly

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 2 years ago

It's very beautiful whatever it is Julio. Good luck with the i.d!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Wonderful,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lat: 3.16, Long: 101.70

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 17, 2012

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