Sunday, February 12, 2012

School girl Signal Fly (Platystomatidae sp.), Sumatra Indonesia

This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This fly is unique and neat. Its appearance is just like a school girl using its shoes and socks. It also has the unique compound eyes which colored red marked with four yellow line. The upper side of thorax is shining brown and black bordered with white line. The wing is transparent marked with black patterned line resembling the skirt of a school girl . This fly is from the family of Platystomatidae (Signal flies). The species name that can be found over the internet is Platystomatidae scholastinae. The ID really represents its appearance, but the author has not yet found the official source to justify this ID.

Scientific classification
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Diptera - Flies
No Taxon : Acalyptratae
Superfamily : Tephritoidea
Family : Platystomatidae - Signal Flies

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