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

    Hi

    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.

    Simon

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

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    Hi Simon,

    It's Tephritis formosa: https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/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.

    David