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Rod-horn fruit fly attracted by a aroid spadix

Rod-horn fruit fly (Trephritidae: Bactrocera), sitting & feeding at the sphadix (inflorescence) of - probably - Arum sp. (Araceae, Aronstabgewächs), attracted by the smell exuded by the inflorescence (maybe: methyl eugenol); comp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactrocera

 

Bactrocera dorsalis ? (oriental fruit fly) HENDEL, 1912

Genus: Bactrocera MACQUART, 1835

Tribus: Dacini LOEW, 1862

Subfamily: Dacinae LOEW, 1862

Family: Tephritidae MACQUART, 1835 (fruit- or peacock flies, Frucht- oder Bohrfliegen)

Superfamily: Tephritoidea

Subsection: Acalyptratae

Section: Schizophora

Infraorder: Muscomorpha

Suborder: Brachycera SCHINER, 1862

Order: Diptera LINNAEUS, 1758

Class: Insecta LINNAEUS, 1758

 

more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactrocera

entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/tropical/oriental...

 

 

Indonesia, W-Java, Tangerang: vic. Serpong (BSD), 45m asl., 08.12.2010

 

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Taken on December 8, 2009