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Biting Midge - Heteromyia prattii - female

Biting Midge - Heteromyia prattii - Female
Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
May 4, 2011
Size: 5-6mm
If this is indeed a m*squito, it's the strangest I've seen. Thanks for some guidance.

Moved from Heteromyia.

Moved from Flies.

I think this is Heteromyia pratti. If it doesn't have a whitish coating on top of the abdomen (beneath the wings), it is.

I Stand Corrected
I just pootered several of these midges, fixated and pulled the wings. The abdomens are striped brown and orange but no white like the specimens posted on BG. Curiously, the H. pratti on BG are black.

I tried getting a shot when it spread its wings, but it was just too windy to get. However, its back looked like H. fasciata photos. Maybe I'll be lucky and find another to collect.

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