Metalic Green Tomato Fly
Female: Thorax Setae
Ellura
Metalic Green Tomato Fly
Male: Hairy Abdomen
 
    
Metalic Green Tomato Fly (Lamprolonchaea brouniana)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Lance Fly (Lonchaeidae)
Species: Metalic Green Tomato Fly (Lamprolonchaea brouniana)
This Photo:     Female: Wing + Ovipositor

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the identification of this species

Thank you Iain MacGowan for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3.5mm long. The paper describing them says "possesses a distinctive pitted frons, which assists in distinguishing this species".
Males & females can be separated by the distance between the eyes. While in other fly species the male eyes often touch at the top, with these they are just closer together making it more difficult to distinguish.
We've photographed 7 specimens here, all in Oct & Nov.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.