Submitted by Simon Bennett on Fri, 31/08/2018 - 17:27


    I took this photo of a fly on a kale plant.  I thought it was probably a fruit fly or a picture-winged fly, but I can't find it on NatureSpot.  Anyone with the right books got any ideas?

    I've added a side view, though it's not a good photo.



    Submitted by David Gould on Sat, 01/09/2018 - 20:17


    Hi Simon,

    It's Tephritis formosa:

    An almost solid dark band across the middle of the wing with just a 'chip' out of the leading edge is a good pointer to this species.