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Subjects Fruit Flies : Nature Closeups

Fruit Fly

September 2nd, 2011 - 3:54 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

8mm | July 9, 2011 | Tupaciguara, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I start with low expectations whenever I try to identify a fly. I’m happy if I get to family, but I think I got as far as genus on this one. This female fruit fly in the family Tephritidae might be an Anastrepha species.

Reference:

Diptera of Costa Rica and the New World tropics
by Manuel A. Zumbado and Fernando Zeledón