Grains Research and Development

Midges and flies (3 results)

  • Bean Fly

    Ophiomyia phaseoli

    Region
    North
    Larvae are up to 3 mm long and are white with a small dark head. Pupae are yellow to brown and are found in the plant stems. Adult flies have a shiny black body with clear wings. Adults and pupae are 3mm long....
  • Shoot Flies

    Atherigona sp.

    Region
    North
    Larvae are up to 6 mm long and are initially cream-yellow becoming yellow as they mature. Adult flies are 4 mm long, grey and deposit small white eggs on the undersurface of the leaf....
  • Sorghum Midge

    Stenodiplosis sorghicola

    Region
    North
    The adult fly is 2 mm long and orange-red. The female lays eggs inside flowers. The tiny larva feeds inside the seed and pupates against a developing seed....