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#1 2018-09-28 13:41:13

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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 1043

Psychodidae - this is an odd one.

I have the booklet on Psychodidae, so already know it's pretty hopeless in most cases unless you have a specimen. I only took images of this because I thought it might relate to a Psychoda species larval form I've seen recently at this very spot.

Now, having gone through all the images in Dipterists Info album, I see none that appear to have broad white goggles! Presumably the black eyes are somewhat rectangular (or at least appear to be at this resolution) surrounded by a striking white area.  Fly about 2 mm long.

Any speculations?

Nigel G.

P.S. It looks very like a species that is labelled as Pericoma palustris - image for one found in N Wales in May 2018.
See http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/p … teresting/ about in the middle of the page.

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