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Bathurst Burr Fly

Euaresta bullans

Description:

Another small pattern wing fly about 6mm long. This one had a colourfully tinted and patterned abdomen also.

Habitat:

Resting on acacia leaves in a large local nature reserve.

Notes:

"Euaresta bullans has been introduced, (perhaps accidentally in the burrs trapped in horse tails?), from South America to California and Arizona, southern Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Australia, where it attacks spiny cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum)" - wiki
family: TEPHRITIDAE
subfamily: Tephritinae
tribe: Tephritini
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Interesting patterns and colours. Hope we get to see him again.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 7, 2014

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