Terrible hairy fly again found in Africa

Terrible hairy fly again found in Africa.  Photo from: globalscience.ruPhotographs taken by experts of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) December 4, 2010, clearly shows a representative of the class of insects Mormotomiya Hirsuta, also known as the "terrible hairy fly." This week, December 8, from official sources, it was reported that a research team rediscovered the rarest and most unusual species fly in a cave in Kenya, the first specimen of which was found back in 1948.


Dr. Robert Copeland (Robert Copeland) and his colleague, Dr Ashley Kirk-Spriggs, (Ashley Kirk-Spriggs) specializing in the study of the order Diptera, found a fly named Mormotomyia Hirsuta to medium rare, in the cleft of the rock caves in the East Hill decree in Nairobi.

"The rediscovery of the form, which scientists previously met only twice, in 1933 and 1948 caused a joyful excitement in insect museums around the world" — reported by official sources.

The mission was carried out by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) — an organization whose goal is to develop programs to reduce poverty, improve health and food security, as well as increasing the ability of tropical African countries to develop their natural resources through the study of insects.

Fly, more like a spider, described by experts as "an unusual insect species because of its relatively large size, the males of which can reach more than one centimeter, they have long legs, yellow hair, small eyes and wings, which are not functioning."

"Because insects Mormotomyia not Moutena fly there is a strong belief that this is why their number is rather limited in this small environment" — said Copeland.

"If it really is the cause, then the whole hill to the decree, to which the insects were found, will be declared a national heritage area and will be under the protection of species conservation organizations," — he added.

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