Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fruit Fly (Procecidochares atra), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This fly is from the family of Tephritidae under genus of Procecidochares. The scientific name for this beetle fly is Procecidochares atra (Loew, 1862). This fly is also identified as Eurosta sp at Pbase.



This kind of fly has shiny black color of thorax and abdomen. On the thorax is grown with some obvious white hairs. The same hairs also grown on the abdomen making the abdomen looks like has white bands. The compound eyes are very attractive. These eyes are iridescent in purple, red, and light yellow color. The body size about 8mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Diptera - Flies
No Taxon : Acalyptratae
Superfamily : Tephritoidea
Family : Tephritidae - Fruit Flies
Subfamily : Tephritinae
Tribe : Cecidocharini
Genus : Procecidochares
Species : P. atra
Binomial name :Procecidochares atra (Loew, 1862)

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procecidochares_atra
http://www.cirrusimage.com/Fly_Fruit_Eurosta.htm
http://bugguide.net/node/view/22480
http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/52789549

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