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Antlered Richardia fly from Mindo cloudforest, Ecuador
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Posted on 13-04-2011 04:11
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Antlered Richardia fly:
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So you see the 'normal' Richardia sp. of the last few pics and you think, "Wow could nature be any more strange and beautiful?" And then WHAM a f*%$ing antler comes out an eye!


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Nothing says don't f$#@ with me like spikes coming out of one's eyes.

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Really nice shots!
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That's incredible - I wonder what purpose they serve?
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The same purpose as deer antlers.
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Paul Bertner, you know you are a very lucky guy to testify such event!
This is a WOW event. In the Lauxaniidae we also can see comparable events but in the genitalia part with the eversible glands.
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Indeed a Richardia and mosty probably an undescribed species.

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