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Small fly with orangish abdomen

Small fly with orangish abdomen
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
July 7, 2008
Size: 2mm
Foung this tiny fly inside a tree cricket habitat vase, not sure if it's young or a very small species. Is it a crane fly? What are the extra appendages?


It looks like a fungus-ridden gall midge. Extra appendages are halteres, a fly's hind wings.

Moved from Flies.

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