Platystomatidae (Signal Flies)

Flies (Diptera)

Euprosopia sp

Platystomatidae is one of the larger families of acalyptrate Diptera with around 1,000 species in 50 genera. Adults are found on tree trunks and foliage and are attracted to flowers and decaying material.

This fly with banded wings and abdomen, possibly Euprosopia sp, was photographed on a treetrunk in Noosa National Park. Body length 12mm.

Photo: Robert Whyte