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Speckle-winged fly ID request - Trupanea jonesi

Speckle-winged fly ID request - Trupanea jonesi
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 1, 2014
Size: 4-5 mm or so
Fly at rest would sometimes extend one wing out to one side, then other wing out.

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Speckle-winged fly ID request - Trupanea jonesi Speckle-winged fly ID request - Trupanea jonesi

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Fruit fly
Fruit fly (Tephritidae). What sort of plant was it on?

 
Thanks!
I guess I was only aware of the lab creatures whose sole purpose in life is to get mutated and Frankensteined ...

Not sure of the plant -- something that produces flowers that look vaguely like a lily. An amaryllid perhaps. There are orange and apple trees in the area, however.

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