Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
April 2, 2007
Size: 1-2 mm
Another specimen I am having trouble putting in a Family... attracted to honeywater on my window... suggestions?

Images of this individual: tag all
Sciarid? Sciarid? Sciarid?

Moved from Micromyini.

Micromyini has been split up.

Moved from Lestremiinae.

Moved from Gall Midges. Gall midges with five tarsal segments, first longer than second are Lestremiinae. This could be Micromyini.

Moved from Biting midges.

The wing venation
on this fly suggested a Ceratopogonidae. - Chen

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.