What Fly is this?
Location: Thirroul NSW Australia
January 3, 2011 9:41 pm
Hi Bugmen,
I have had a good look at the CSIRO site which is a little lacking & ozanimals.com which is a little more helpful however I have not been able to locate an image of a similar fly to assist with identification. Image taken in the warm temperate rainforests behind Thirroul on the South Coast of NSW Australia, elevation of about 200meters above sea level. The fly was about the size of a Vinegar Fly (Drosophilidae)
Signature: Standard

Australian Fly: Sapromyza pictigera

Dear Standard,
This is sure an unusual Fly, but we do not know what family to begin searching.  Have you tried the Insects of Brisbane website?  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply an identification.

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Location: Australia

4 Responses to Australian Fly

  1. aussietrev says:

    you could try the guys at http://www.diptera.info
    There are some excellent fly identifiers there.

  2. richardjones says:

    I put a post up on diptera.info forum.
    “Yes, this is a lauxaniid. The species is Sapromyza pictigera Malloch. Absolutely beautiful species, and not uncommon at all in Queensland and New South Wales.” Steve Gaimari

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