Ant Fly I
Ant Fly II 
Treehopper Mimicking Fly
Dotted-Wing Lauxaniid Fly
Black Lauxaniid Fly
Long-antenna Lauxaniid Fly
Orange Lauxaniid Fly I
Orange Lauxaniid Fly II
Orange-blue Lauxaniid Fly I 
Orange-blue Lauxaniid Fly II 
Black Stilt-legged Fly
Orange Stilt-legged Fly 
Leaf Miner Fly
Freeloader Fly I
Freeloader Fly II
Freeloader Fly III
Orange-blue Signal Fly
Orange-green Signal Fly
Green Signal Fly
Boatman Fly
Brown-banded Signal Fly I
Brown-banded Signal Fly II
Black-banded Signal Fly
Scarab Fly 
Queensland Fruit Fly
Wild Tobacco Fruit Fly
Ant-mimicking Fly
Water-skating Fly
Vinegar Fly
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Queensland Fruit Fly - Bactrocera tryoni

Family Tephritidae  

This page contains pictures and information about Queensland Fruit Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia

Body length 6mm 
We found quite a number of this flies on the peach tree in Botanic Garden in Mt Coot-Tha. The fly is mostly orange-brown in colour with yellow strips on thorax. Its abdomen is stout with a pale brown band. Its wings are with dark front edges and dark base. 
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We also found this Queensland Fruit Fruit Fly in a house front yard. It is trying to lay eggs in a rose bud. 
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The fly lays eggs in all kind of fruits, basically only pineapple and strawberry are not affected. Their larvae hatch and live inside the infected fruit. When the larvae become mature, and the fruit usually becomes rotten and fall onto the ground, the larvae come out and pupate in soil. 
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1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p107.
2. Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)Fruitfly - NSW Agriculture, 1998.

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