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Hammer-head fly / stalk-eyed fly

Teleopsis sp.


I found this strange insect in my fields. It is their mating season. The insect was about 1cm long, had compound eyes on stalks and two spines on thorax. In picture #3 if you look carefully at the distant eye you can see protecting barbs over it.


Western Himalayas.

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64 Comments (1–25)

SaswatMishra 3 years ago


Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Thank you Jordan.

JordanWalmsley 6 years ago

These things are really cool

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Thank you for the comments, surekha, Leanne, vasudha548, Nuwan, patty & ira080808. :)

ira080808 6 years ago

very nice spot :)

patty 6 years ago

WoW flY! Great picture Harsha; a well deserved SOTD =)

NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Harsha!

vasudha548 6 years ago

Congrats Harsha singh ...

LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Such an interesting fly. Congratulations Harsha!

surekha 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting, Harsha! Congratulations!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Thank you Larry, Dan, PurpleScarf, Toshimi, Kranti, Augusto & Rieko. :)

RiekoS 6 years ago

Congratulations, Harsha! Thank you so much for sharing such amazing spotting.

Felicitaciones Harsha Singh.

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

congrats Harsha ! nice spotting :)

ToshimiDowaki 6 years ago

Congratulations Harsha!

Wow awsm shot congrats :) !

dandoucette 6 years ago

Nice one Harsha! Congrats!

LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Well deserved SOTD Harsha! Congratulations!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Thank you so much Rick, Sachin, Atul, Noel, dotun55 & Luis. :)

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Harsha!

dotun55 6 years ago

Crazy fly! Thought the eyes were the two grey spots on the thorax. Not only hammer-head sharks in the competition anymore.

dotun55 6 years ago

Harsha @ it again ;-)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Great spot! Congratulations!

Atul 6 years ago

Lovely !!! congrats :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations Harsha!

Harsha Singh
Spotted by
Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.50, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013

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