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Vernacular: Chimoh fly
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The species epithet refers to the head capsule of the adult male, which resembles the actual human professor, Rudolf Meier.
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, but can be clearly differentiated from the latter (as well as other
) via the human-like cranial capsule as well as the shades that it usually dons.
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Color: Body is mostly yellowish-orange, with darker brown sections on the dorsal side of the thorax and abdomen. The shades worn by the fly are usually black to dark grey in color.
Head: Has a human like head, complete with short, curly setae on the vertex. It is always seen with cool shades.
Thorax: With 2 dorsocentrals and 2 ischials. Katepisternum fully pruinose while anepisternum is pruinose on the posterior half. Scutum and scutellum fully pruinose.
Abdomen: With a pair of strong setae at the posterior margin of every segment.
Genitalia: Not known, as it is wearing pants all the time.
Legs: Long and skinny, resembling chicken's feet.
The larvae of
resembles the adult forms (which is very peculiar for a holometabolous insect), however, the head capsule has much more mollisetae on the vertex region, and resembles an afro.
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In the laboratory, this species has been observed to only take frozen banana smoothies and peanut-butter bread. Observations in the wild indicate that
will avoid any edible material if it has bones or carapace.
This species relies on 'sibling altruism' for propogation.
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has been observed from Germany and Copenhagen in the 1990s, but its occurence appears to have shifted to the Oriental region, specifically at the National University of Singapore.
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The holotype for
is currently stored at S2-02-01, Dept of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543
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