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what is this, a mosquito?  - Haplusia

what is this, a mosquito? - Haplusia
Madison , Madison County County, Alabama, USA
September 4, 2010
Very tiny, not even an inch. Looked like a bit of white fluff floating around until I got it to land on my camera case. I found it early in the morning in a wooded swamp, a tupelo swamp, not far from a rather sluggish stream and a large patch of jewelweed, if that helps.


Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Reminds me of a Gall Midge (or at least something in that neighborhood):

The experts will be able to say for sure.

Gall midge
Huh. The banding on the legs reminded me of mosquitos, but it seemed awfully slow moving (though it was a cool morning) and didn't buzz, odd to me at least for mosquitoes.

maybe a teneral mosquito?

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