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Photo#473756
March Fly - Mycetophila - female

March Fly - Mycetophila - Female
Vancouver WA, Clark County, Oregon, USA
November 15, 2010
Size: 10mm
This appears to be a March Fly, perhaps a Bibio sp
The Capsula seems to be much lighter and not smooth as others I have seen.

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March Fly - Mycetophila - female March Fly - Mycetophila - female Fungus Gnat - Mycetophila - female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

I would look in
Mycetophilidae (Fungus Gnats)

 
yes...
doesn't look like a bibionid at all

 
Gnat/Biblio
What about the size. Aren't fungus gnats suppose to be less than 3mm?

 
"Fungus Gnat"
Indeed, it is a female specimen of Mycetophila sp. (Mycetophilidae). In the second image you can see the distinctive bristles at the upper edges of anepisternum and anepimeron. The majority of "Fungus Gnats" (Sciaroidea) are tiny. But within the family of Mycetophilidae you will find also some "bigger" ones like this one. Size is not a good character to seperate or identify taxa, because there is usually intraspecific variability.

so long,

 
"Fungus Gnat"
Thanks, you guys are awesome!

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