Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tiny fly with two longitudinal white stripes on thorax
Posted by blowave on 09-10-2011 23:13
Yes Bruce, it is interesting how the stripes extend even to the outer edges of the antennae. They also continue down the back of the head, and the lines look to be continuous. It makes me wonder how this happens, or why. Perhaps it's caused in the pupal stage? I can't think of a reason to have them other than some sort of camouflage, shore flies, washed surf on the beach, goodness knows.
Yes Larry the white thing is a haltere, the balancing mechanisms which flies have. The fly is only 1.5mm or less long, barely visible to the eye! I noticed mine while looking for other things on the wall, without a high magnification lens you wouldn't be able to get a shot showing the fly let alone the stripes.