Variable Fruit Fly
S2, Female, ventral
False Fruit Fly
Female, profile, Ovipositor
False Fruit Fly (Austrotephritis pelia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Fruit Fly (Tephritidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: False Fruit Fly (Austrotephritis pelia)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal, ~4mm

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4mm long Females

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.