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Banana-stalk Fly

Telostylinus lineolatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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