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Gall Midge

Description:

A very tiny bright orange fly with a pointed beak, probably for feeding on nectar. The end of the abdomen is curled up like a little scorpion (male?). The antennae are beaded and the wing venation is greatly reduced to only 2 or 3 veins. The wings appear hairy due to the presence of microtrichia. It is about 3mm in body length. Family Cecidomyiidae, Gall Midges.

Habitat:

Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecidomyii... https://alchetron.com/Cecidomyiidae https://diptera.info/photogallery.php?ph...


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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Aug 24, 2018
Submitted on Aug 27, 2018

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