Explanation of Names
Anisopodidae Knab 1912
from Anisopus, 'having dissimilar feet'
9 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1)
, ~200 spp. in 24 genera total(2)
mosquito-like but proboscis shorter than head; usually dark spots on wings
larvae found in or near decaying wood or vegetation, fermenting sap, animal manure, tree trunks, mud, and sometimes sewage
adults found on foliage or around flowing sap in or near damp places; sometimes seen in swarms and may be attracted to light