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Tiny fly? - Ectopsocus californicus

Tiny fly? - Ectopsocus californicus
Chesterfield, St Louis County, Missouri, USA
April 16, 2016
Size: approx 1/6 inch
Looks a little like a fly except for the long antenna. Question for the experts - are the spots on this insect natural or is it infested with even tinier mites? The picture referencing size is one showing the tip of my finger as a reference.

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Tiny fly? - Ectopsocus californicus Tiny fly? - Ectopsocus californicus

Moved
Moved from Ectopsocus.

Based on spots at margin of forewing...
and pattern on vertex of head. this is Ectopsocus californicus.

Moved

Moved
Moved from ID Request. My best guess would be Ectopsocus.

Psocodea
One of the "barklice." They are free-living, non-parasitic, not like the sucking and biting lice. The spots are natural, but I'll leave it to an expert to take the ID further.

 
Thanks.
Chris is St Louis' resident entomologist and excellent reservoir of knowledge.

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