Black-winged Fruit Fly
Female: Wing Pattern
Ellura
Black-winged Fruit Fly
Female: Wing Venation
 
                      
Black-winged Fruit Fly (Spathulina acroleuca)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Fruit Fly (Tephritidae)
Species: Black-winged Fruit Fly (Spathulina acroleuca)
This Photo:     Female: Hairy Abdomen

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
~2.5mm body & head length, ~4.5mm including wings
We've blown out the lighting on some of these shots to highlight both the abdomen hair & the wing venation (as distinct from wing pattern)

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.