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Picture-Winged Fly

Scientific Name
Acrosticta sp.
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Taxonomy
(Diptera: Ulidiidae: Ulidiinae: Lipsanini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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DIP59
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Frons pitted or wrinkled, mesofrons bearing setulae. Legs blackish but fore femora reddish. Wings hyaline with a brown basicostal mark and one apically between the third and fourth veins. First posterior cell never closed. Marginal cell never much narrower than submarginal. Vertex rounded.

Larva

It is practically impossible to separate the saprophagous larvae of Otitidae from those of families having similar habits.

References

- Steyskal, G.C. (1952). Ulidiinae (Diptera, Otitidae) of Australasian Regions. Occasional Papers of Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 20: 277-287.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/03/2011 10:49 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 01:59 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Picture-Winged Fly (Acrosticta sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 1:59:15 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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