Location: Pirituba, São Paulo, Brazil
January 6, 2012 5:27 pm
Hi, it’s me again.
As I noticed that the only photo you have of Euaresta flies is a blurry one, I’m sending this photos.
It really looks like Euaresta festiva, but I observed that the wing patterns does not match 100% and I don’t think the plant where I find them is an Ambrosia trifida. I don’t see a closer species on internet.
This canadian site is a great source to identify Tephritidae.
Signature: Cesar Crash
Thank you for sending these images of a Brazilian Fruit Fly. We agree that your fly does resemble Euaresta festiva as pictured on BugGuide, but the range seems to be more northern, so we doubt it is a correct species match, however, it is possibly closely related.
It seems that I forgot the link. Here it is:
This is another one:
Sorry for the english mistakes.
Thanks for the links Cesar. Your English is fine. It is much better than our Portuguese.