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banana stalk fly

Description:

An unidentified species of banana stalk fly. (Neriidae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neriidae ). These flies have long legs, and are saprophagous. They congregate around rotting vegetation or damaged tree trunks (e.g. papaya)...and banana stalks. Eggs are laid in rotting vegetable matter, bark or fruit.

Habitat:

This specimen is on a corn/maize plant in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest. This is in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

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7 Comments

Tatiana
Tatiana a year ago

Genus Indonesicesa Koçak & Kemal; (male)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thank you EnvUnlimited!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks so much, Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

I second what Luis stated! Very nice!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thank you Lauren & Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

It is a great shot!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Nice one!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Sentani, Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 12, 2011
Submitted on Sep 12, 2011

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