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A very unusual fly, white with pale green eyes, and patterned with an insect shape in brown on the translucent wings.
Open sourveld grassland.
Observed in Malolotja Nature Reserve
Amazing photo of a lovely fly.
A few days late, but a BIG congratulations for this great spotting and for it being chosen as spotting of the day! See you soon!
Congratulations on your incredible spotting!
Congratulation on the SOTD!! KateBraun.
Congrats Kate! Love this spotting.
It's an incredible insect! and a great shot! congratulations!
What a great Spotting of the day!
incredible mark !! awesome !! Congratulations Kate..
Congratulations. Nice shot and fabulous fly.
Fantastic spotting Kate ... Well done on the SOTD .. nature never ceases to amaze me
Wow he is creative! Pictures of flies superimposed on it's wings. :))
Wooaahh !! Amazing patern !!
Great spotting! Such an unusual design, but that's Mother Nature!
Congratulations on the SOTD, Kate. It really deserved it.
Congratulations Kate, this awesome little fly has earned you another Spotting of the Day!We think this colorful little fly looks like it has insects painted on its wings – can you see them?Facebook: https://upload.facebook.com/projectnoah/...Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/4...
Many thanks for the info, Agnes.
Pls check out "Fruit Fly Expert Identification System and Systematic Information Database" (1998):http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/diptera/peo...Two species, whose wing patterns were shown in this partial 1980 journal, have southern African distribution.http://www.biodiversityinfocus.com/blog/...Wing pattern #6. Goniurellia munroi's distribution: Gambia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa. Wing pattern #7. Goniurellia omissa's distribution: South Africa.
How beautiful it is.
Beautiful!! Love the patterns in the wings and of course those green eyes!!
Just unbelievable Kate,very interesting spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
Lat: -26.13, Long: 31.13
Spotted on Feb 11, 2011 Submitted on Mar 25, 2014
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