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Diasemopsis (Chaetodiopsis) meigenii
Found about seven flies on the same plant. They seemed to be resting on this place. They were very calm and still. Size about 10mm
Hotel garden. Unknown plant.
Thank you for your ID Hans!
Kel, I like your comment about this fly. I think you have a valid point regarding this fly being the "joke of nature"... ;)Thank you Sergio and Beaker, your comments are very inspiring!Thank you Rams and Riekos :)Leuba and Mark, I guess that is is easy to do a full body exam with eyes like this... And of course the males compares body parts, it's in our nature :P I guess Leuba, that it must be more vulnerable to have this eye setup. But perhaps one eye works just good enough for them. I wonder if the stalk is movable or not.Sintija, wise comment. I really hope you find them too :)Tom, thak you for your comment. Too bad I did not understand that it was a jackpot until I uploaded them here. I should have explored them a bit more I think...
Great find and pics Tina! You really hit the jackpot with 7 all in the same place!
Not evolution in general, specific case of natural selection - sexual selection is to blame. Females choose those males who have eyes further away from each other ;) and slowly they move away even more.Amazing spotting, I want to see them, too! :))
Ha ha! Imagine the view. I wonder if the males compete over eye-width.
They look cute all together in pic 3. Wonder if the eyes are vulnerable at all ?Great spotting Tiz !
I love your bugs, Tiz. And the other critters too, of course... :-)
That is just bizarre and awesome at the same time! Great capture!
You are just sooooo lucky to see this! Great photos! I have always wanted to find some of these!
they are a joke of nature, como ornitorrincos e Condylura.
Interesting looking fly. I agree and wonder why these creatures were made this way.
I wonder how much they can move those "stalks"... And why evolution made them eyes this way. I agree Arlanda, impressive little fly! Thank you for your comment!
Lat: -22.02, Long: 35.31
Spotted on Sep 26, 2013 Submitted on Jan 29, 2014
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