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Psychodidae - Trichomyia

Psychodidae - Trichomyia
near Briargrove area, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
October 8, 2014
Will move to family if species or genus not available. Putting it here first in case this is where the experts look.

Edit: First BG image for this genus.

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Psychodidae - Trichomyia Psychodidae - Trichomyia

Moved from Trichomyiinae.

Moved from Moth Flies.

from what I can see, this loo
from what I can see, this looks lke a female of subfamily Trichomyiinae, but a specimen (particularly a male) is absolutely necessary to confirm. There are many undescribed species in this subfamily and, based on where this one was encountered, it could be one of them.
Species of Trichomyiinae, so far as we know, are specialists in the rotting wood of tree cavities (larvae feed in the rotting wood).
Trichomyia is currently the only genus in this subfamily, but it is a classic example of a dumping ground genus, so placing even a genus name on this one would be provisional.

Moved from Flies.

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