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Banana-stalk Fly

Telostylinus lineolatus


Small fly with long legs and odd shape, seen with complex fighting strategy when faced with another male while the female is looking at the fight from a relative distance. The males attack each other front to front and measure strength by wresling, I don't think any fly intend to hurt the other. It's only a display of power and the strongest/most strategic wins the female that in the end chooses the male that is most attractive for her. size is about 1 cm.


Urban settlement, close to small patches of jungle.

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Spotted on Apr 11, 2020
Submitted on May 9, 2020

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