Parasitic Fly
Inside
Adelaide Hills
False Fruit Fly
Female, dorsal, ~4mm
 
    
False Fruit Fly (Acanthonevroides basalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Fruit Fly (Tephritidae)
Species: False Fruit Fly (Acanthonevroides basalis)
Synonyms: Acanthonevroides bicolour, Acanthonevroides bicolor

Thank you Tony Daley for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Tony D said "I agree with you on Acanthonevroides, and further keys to A. bicolor, which btw is an SA species. The flies in this genus, like many in Tephridae, are not fruit flies in the strict sense but belong to a family with notorious fruit flies. From Permkam & Hancock (1995) on Acanthonevroides biology : "Biological information is scanty, but the larvae probably develop beneath the bark of trees." "

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Jan-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.