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UPDATE: Caught the Buggah on Tape

*UPDATE*

This comment was left at the Bishop Museum Site:

This distinctive fly is Taeniaptera angulata (Loew, 1866) and belongs to the family Micropezidae (the stilt-legged flies). This species is native to Central America and first found in Hawaii in the late 1980s. The larvae are thought to breed in rotting vegetation.

The other day I asked what in the world is this:

I submitted it to the Ask a Bishop Museum Scientist and they posted it here, “A Strange Fly“, but they haven’t identified it yet.

Well today I caught him on video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoRFnyVWZCc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1]

One Response

  1. Fascinating!

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