Subject: What is this pretty little thing?
Location: Roseville, Michigan, USA
July 4, 2017 9:23 am
Saw 2 of these on my sunflower leaves this morning. It was super tiny, but so pretty. especially it’s wings. Can you tell me what it is possible?
Signature: Thanks so much!
We quickly identified your Sunflower Maggot Fly, Strauzia longipennis, thanks to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “While infestation levels have occasionally reached nearly 100%, damage within sunflower stalks from larval feeding usually is light.”