Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Antlered Richardia fly from Mindo cloudforest, Ecuador
Posted by pbertner on 13-04-2011 04:11
Antlered Richardia fly:
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*%$ing antler comes out an eye!
Nothing says don't f$#@ with me like spikes coming out of one's eyes.
Thanks for looking and commenting,
Posted by pwalter on 13-04-2011 07:24
Really nice shots!
Posted by ChrisR on 13-04-2011 09:56
That's incredible - I wonder what purpose they serve?
Posted by Paul Beuk on 13-04-2011 10:33
The same purpose as deer antlers.
Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 13-04-2011 15:17
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.
Posted by John Smit on 13-04-2011 15:37
Indeed a Richardia and mosty probably an undescribed species.