A number of bright white or silvery stripes extending longitudinally from the fronto-orbital plates down the mesonotum to the scutellum. This species has enlarged tubercles on its forelegs, the ventral surface of knob with one straight and one hook shaped seta.
We grow these flies on banana food. They grow best between 18 – 25°C and slower at lower temperatures. Embryo to adult can take 13 – 35 days depending upon the temperature and the species. The life cycle will sometimes change in duration and it is not unusual to have to wait > 5 weeks for adults.