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Iao Valley insect

Iao Valley insect
Maui County, Hawaii, USA
April 25, 2006
Size: same as mosquito
I have seen many of these so they are common at least here on Maui. Often found on large flowers in rain forest-like conditions.

Banana-stalk Fly, Telostylinus lineolatus
Hey thanks for the ID. This has been buggin' me for a while. I'm new to this site but I like it already!

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Banana-stalk Fly, Telostylinus lineolatus. Before we had an Hawaiian section, I submitted my image and asked for identification before I frassed the submission. I received a prompt ID and whoever identified it also said that they were unaware that this species was at my location and I think in the Hawaiian Islands. I frassed the submission but re-submitted when the Hawaiian section came into being. Anyway, click the thumb to see a link.


awesome looking! you can tell it's a neriid and not a micropezid because neriids have the arista at the end of their antennae (apical) and micropezids have the arista in the middle on the top of the antennae (dorsobasal)

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