Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Robber Fly 吃虫虻

A blogger friend has sowed a seed of curiosity by commenting on my blog; it germinated and grew my interest. I started to search for information on eye colors.

A so-called “Window Approach” declares that the color of a person’s eye is an indicator of one’s personality, whereby brown eyes symbolize sharpness, blue eye, sweetness and green eyes, mischievousness. Dark-eyed people seem to score more in areas of social skills, emotions and neurotic behavior than light-eyed people.

When I met this critter, my question went back to the Window Approach. A robber fly must be having a mixed personality by showing all colours of a rainbow in its compound eye. May this character help during attacking its prey that includes the ants? I do not know.

But I know in the end, it became a part of the food chain of ants.

Do fancy eyes help in the end?

21 comments:

fufu said...

wow robber fly...

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hmmm- I never heard that eye color idea... I'm not sure it words out.

VanillaSeven said...

They look like a gigantic mozzie. Nice eyes color though.

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Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I saw three colours in robber fly eyes. Many character fly?

betchai said...

thanks for sharing the window approach, good to know, i never associated color of eyes with personality, great pictures once again.

RNSANE said...

What an interesting creature, this robber fly! I guess it is mesmerizing to other creatures.

Well, I'm stuck with plain brown eyes but I have been know to jazz them up very colorfully with eyeshadow!!

AVCr8teur said...

Its mesmerizing eyes will charm and attract more prey. Perhaps some people wished they have more than one eye color.

Diane AZ said...

Robber Fly's rainbow eyes are attractive, but he is not to be trusted.

George said...

Your first photo is marvelous. I love the colors of the eye, although I'm not sure how it fits into the window approach.

Ayie said...

OH man, how do you manage to capture such shots? you must have a very long patience to do so aside from a tripod or steady hands, not to forget skills.

i never knew about color thingie too, wonderful.

Frieda said...

What a great picture. These colourful eyes look amazing!
I never heard about this approach to eye colours...interesting!

CH said...

If I give birth to a baby with such a colourful eye, I'll cry...

rainfield61 said...

Yes, what if we all have a pair of colour eyes, it will not be odd as this is a standard.

The world is then full of rainbows.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

ha ha! Great concept! Loved the first photo btw!

Mei Teng said...

Very colourful eyes!

Autumn Belle said...

This robber can fly and wikipedia says it has moustache too!

Icy BC said...

Fantastic capture of such small critters. Great colors on them too, Rainfield!

sweetmemoirs said...

i thnk i have green eyes then, lol!

Harumi said...

Rainbow colored eyes.. such a beautiful critter. Wonder if the whole world looks rainbow colored in its eyes? ^__^

Scary ants. Hope they don't evolve too fast and start hunting down humans as well. -__-

ruthi said...

ooops! I guess the rainbow eyes looks yummy to the ants. hehehe poor fly.