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Moth Fly

Subfamily Psychodinae

Description:

Very small, about 6 mm (0.24 inch), they are nocturnal. Is it a moth ? Inside my house near a window. "Definitely a moth fly, they got their common name because the hold their wings over their back in a rooflike manner, making them look like moths. Their larvae develop in the sludge that gets trapped in our sink pipes, that's why they are so often found in bathrooms." from Oxyjack.

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LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Oxyjack and Jumpingspiderman for you ID of the Moth Fly. I have seen them since I was a kid and now I know what they are.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Definitely a moth fly, they got their common name because the hold their wings over their back in a rooflike manner, making them look like moths. Their larvae develop in the sludge that gets trapped in our sink pipes, that's why they are so often found in bathrooms.

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 19, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

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