Friday, December 10, 2010

Africa's Terrible Hairy Fly:
Rediscovered


Scientists have rediscovered a bizarre flightless species of fly, Mormotomyia hirsuta. The 1 cm-long insect had been collected only twice before in 1933 and 1948. It's only known habitat is a bat-filled cleft on an isolated rock formation in Kenya's Ukazi Hills where it breeds in bat feces.

More photos and reading from the BBC News Science article may be found here.

4 comments:

  1. WOW! That's super cool, did NOT know that. (are you pulling my leg?)

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  2. Thanks, Mary.

    Evolution is amazing.

    Best wishes, Delbert

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  3. Wow is right.....all those hairs to carry ick-poo around.....guano-poo....amazing....

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