False Fruit Fly
S1, Female, Face
Black-winged Fruit Fly
Female, dorsal
False Fruit Fly (Paraspathulina eremostigma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Fruit Fly (Tephritidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: False Fruit Fly (Paraspathulina eremostigma)
This Photo:     S1, Female, Ovi-positor

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 female. Notice the hairs along the leading edge (costa) of the wing. Like other fruit flies, has a spade like ovi-positor.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.