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Which fly am I, please?

Which fly am I, please?
Herring Run Park, Baltimore City County, Maryland, USA
May 26, 2007

Moved
Moved from Midges.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Pretty sure it's a midge
Long front legs are a clue. I think bushy antennae indicate a male.

 
Big
for a midge, it seems to me from my limited engagement with the group.

 
Jumbo Shrimp
The info section here has it...
Size: 1-10 mm, a few larger, 13 mm or more?

 
Coins
would make a good standard for larger insects. Even the more well-known insects would make good standards for most people.

Examples:
Apis mellifera for bees.
Coccinella spp. for beetles.

Also, knowing the measurements of the leaves and or flowers of the plant it is on can be helpful. [Ex: My specimen is on a Trifolium pratense with "leaflets oval or elliptic to cuneate-obovate, 1–3 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm broad..."

Source: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Trifolium_pratense.html

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