CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Fruit Fly (Xanthaciura sp.)
Pretty wings and eyes on this one.
“The known larvae of Xanthaciura spp. all feed in composite flowers” (including Bidens spp. and Eupatorium
coelestinum (accepted name: Conoclinium coelestinum) source: http://organicroots.nal.usda.gov/download/CAT86200395/PDF pg44-46
Fresh from Florida reports adults from this genus may feed on Citrus. source: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Plant-Industry-Publications/Tri-ology-FDACS-DPI/Volume-51-Number-1-January-February-2012/January-February-2012-Entomology-Section
Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish Needles (Bidens alba)