False Fruit Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Fruit Fly (Tephritidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||False Fruit Fly (Acanthonevroides basalis)|
|Synonyms:||Acanthonevroides bicolor or Acanthonevroides bicolour|
Thank you Tony Daley for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line:
~6.5mm long. Females have a flat, spade like ovipositor to lay their eggs.
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." "