Thread subject: :: Diptera Mimicry

Posted by kyl on 03-02-2008 21:09

When i saw the picture of Rhagoletis from afar, (or without glasses :P)it looks like a spider backwards.. The bold bands on the wings as the spider forelegs and the fly's head as the spider's abdomen....

What about Celyphidae? Does looking like a beetle confer any protection? And I believe their flight isnt that great either?as mentioned in the Threads.