Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Fly With Halloween Timing

Cascoplecia insolitis, a never-before-seen fly with long dangling legs and an unusual horn on its head sporting three eyes is being dubbed the "unicorn fly". It's a newly discovered species of fly found in Amber from Myanmar dating back to the Cretaceous period. It was identified by OSU researcher, George Poinar Jr., and published in Cretaceous Research -- just in time for halloween!
See pictures and read more about this unusual creature here.