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Melon fruit fly

Bactrocera cucurbitae

Description:

The adult melon fly is approximately the size of a house fly, about 6 to 8 mm long. The body is mostly orange-brown with a faint black T-shaped mark on the abdomen, and the clear wings have a large brown spot at the tip and a brown stripe at the hind edge in addition to lighter striping along the leading edge of the wing and near the base. The yellowish head has black spots.

Habitat:

Abandoned subdivision where the streets are already started to be overgrown by bushes and other plants.

Notes:

Photo: Arne R√łysland

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arne.roysland
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Cavite, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 27, 2020
Submitted on Mar 24, 2020

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