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This looks like a type of signal fly.
It appears to have eyes in the back of its thorax.
On hop bush in parklands
Thank you Fyn for the nomination.Its a cool creature, and as is often the case, the 'eyes' were not even noticed until afterwards.Thank you jeslowery.
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cool series - what an interesting insect.
Thanks Rik.Thanks Leuba
An amazing fly good photos too
I though you might like that, Daniele
Very interesting! Thank you Martin.
Thanks Sarah.It looks like a mouse to me, looking over to your right shoulder.
Very interesting! Oddly beautiful :-) nice sighting!
Looks like this one? Black-banded Signal FlyEuprosopia tenuicornishttp://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
Thanks Mark and Ash.There are certainly many jumping spiders here at the moment.I shall post some spiders shortlyIt has been very dry this season but there are still many treats for the observant eye.
Very interesting. Hope you're having a good time there - must have some amazing species !
You're right... Platystomatidae
I guess those eyes are mimicing jumping spider's anterior median eyes...nice find!
Spotted on May 6, 2015 Submitted on May 14, 2015
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