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Insect and Spider Identification: Help ID this flying PEST!

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Magros
Dallas, TX

April 24, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9495885

I need help! For the past two years I have been battling to get rid of this flying pest. I live in Dallas, TX and have a small garden along with some fruit trees. This flying pest is sucking out the green from the leaves of my trees. I have tried neem oil and other products. Please help!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 24, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9495913

This appears to be Delphinia picta, a fly in the family Ulidiidae. It does not have sucking mouthparts, and would not be responsible for the damage to your fruit trees, See http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/flies/delphinia_picta.htm for detailed information on this species.

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