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banana stalk fly


An unidentified species of banana stalk fly. (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.


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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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 7 years ago

I second what Luis stated! Very nice!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thank you Lauren & Luis!

LuisStevens 7 years ago

It is a great shot!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Nice one!

Scott Frazier
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Sentani, Papua, Indonesia

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

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