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Antlered Richardia fly from Mindo cloudforest, Ecuador
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Antlered Richardia fly:
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So you see the 'normal' Richardia sp. of the last few pics and you think, "Wow could nature be any more strange and beautiful?" And then WHAM a f*%$ing antler comes out an eye!


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Nothing says don't f$#@ with me like spikes coming out of one's eyes.

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Really nice shots!
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That's incredible - I wonder what purpose they serve?
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The same purpose as deer antlers.
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Paul Bertner, you know you are a very lucky guy to testify such event!
This is a WOW event. In the Lauxaniidae we also can see comparable events but in the genitalia part with the eversible glands.
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Indeed a Richardia and mosty probably an undescribed species.

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20.06.18 12:13
THx Paul

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18.06.18 14:56
Thx Paul, I could go for vitta on the abdomen narrows towards the end of the abdomen!

15.06.18 18:36
Would 'narrowing stripe on the back' fit?

11.06.18 13:38
Hello Can any1 help with the words Rückenstrieme dann schmäler werdender Rückenstrieme Thx, Elis

09.06.18 09:14
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06.06.18 08:05
I have trouble to send a message...

05.06.18 08:42
I have not seen any used. In Diptera it is relatively rare...

31.05.18 14:27
Hi guys! There is a word in english to refer to an insect when it doesn't have mouthparts? Like some fishs called agnatha.

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