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Fruit fly

Anastrepha fraterculus

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Fruit Fly
Strauzia longipennis Strauzia longipennis - BugGuide.Net

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Sckel 5 years ago

Nice fact. Isso é tão legal. Thanks, Karen. The curtain of my room is famous. :D

Thanks, riekos.

KarenL 5 years ago

Fun fact: Members of the order Diptera, the true flies, have the highest wing-beat frequency of any animal, up to an amazing 1000 beats per second! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

RiekoS 5 years ago

Nice series! The first one looks like something from another planet.

Sckel 5 years ago

Mark, this fly from my previous spotting was very small. Lanzz, thanks for the links and ID. Sorry, I thought this could be another genus. But I will add as Anastrepha. is the largest of all the fruit flies that I found. thanks, bayucca.

bayucca 5 years ago

Diptera IDs are usually a nightmare. However, looking at Lanzz's suggestion I would probably have suggested the same one (certainly only after doing the search myself), perhaps with Anastrepha cf. fraterculus, unless it is confirmed by a Dipterist. So, Lanzz, I would say: Good job!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Whatever you choose it looks the same as your other 'Anastrepha sp.' http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/496...

Sckel 5 years ago

Mark, thanks, but It will not work.. :( I do not know how to identify these flies, I cannot distinguish details in the wings, I'm confused, pessoinhas.

thanks for your help,Bactrocera flies are dark.

thanks for your nice comments, lauren, adi and melody :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Can't agree with S longipennis here. Compare wings... http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejour...
Probably Strauzia sp. though. Check more wings here... https://www.google.com.au/search?biw=156...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Fabulous shots Sckel.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Magnificent captures Kel! Loved it :)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful series Sckel, these are often so hard to get good pictures of. Love the head shot!

MeloPinto 5 years ago

Agree with Maria... it's interesting to see it from so many different angles!

Lanzz 5 years ago

I think, this fruit fly is from genus Bactrocera ...
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactrocera

Sckel 5 years ago

thanks, James A McNair. I will not edit, I will leave the common name. I have two fruit flies identified as Anastrepha. Strauzia looks good. I really like this fly was of a different genus. thanks, lanzz e maria.

Lanzz 5 years ago

James, it is a fruit fly. Not a yellow fly...

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

really nice series!

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Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.22, Long: -40.44

Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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