Stalk eyed flies

March 25, 2010

As a follow up to a photo in my last post, here is a neat little clip courtesy of the BBC. These must be one of the coolest of all Diptera.

3 Responses to “Stalk eyed flies”

  1. TGIQ Says:

    You. Have. Got. To. Be. Freaking. Kidding. Me.


    (there it goes again!)

  2. Woah, that was pretty amazing. Their final appearance is already fantastical enough, but it never occurred to me how they extend their eyes in the first place.

  3. […] of a more substantial entomologist than he is willing to admit. If nothing else, you must see his stalk eyed flies video […]

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