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could not identify this fly
Location: riyadh, saudi arabia
January 24, 2012 10:39 am
i have searched the internet and asked some people but still know nothing about it,the fly interested me with its unusual wings there are picture of an insect on them. so i caught it around afternoon under a clear sky in a cold day where the temperature was 14-9 c not far from my orange tree in my home Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. thank you for this chance and any idea will be grateful.
Signature: by keyobo

Unknown Fruit Fly

Dear keyobo,
While we don’t have an actual identification, we do have an idea.  In our opinion, this is a Fruit Fly in the family Tephritidae.  We will link to the BugGuide page of North American species for comparison.  We haven’t had any luck identifying any Egyptian possibilities.  Many Fruit Flies are important agricultural pests, especially if they are introduced from exotic locations. 

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One Response to Fruit Fly from Egypt

  1. Drhoz says:

    Goniurellia tridens – you’ll get a lot of google hits on it, based on a photo from Dubai that went viral last year 🙂

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