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Fly on Rock at Rocky  Saltwater Beach - Telmatogeton japonicus

Fly on Rock at Rocky Saltwater Beach - Telmatogeton japonicus
N47° 39' 4.94 W52° 41' 1.28, Outer Cove, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 2, 2013
Size: 5mm head to wing tips
Large numbers of these were on the rocks of an ocean beach just above the low tide line at low tide.

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Newcomer
This species was first recorded from Newfoundland in 1990. It was probably introduced to the Atlantic in the mid-20th century.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Midge
Midge. If this is one of the marine midges a closer look at the tip of a leg and the tip of the abdomen may help.

 
Thanks
I've added a couple of images to try and show the tip of abdomen and tip of a leg. The wings on this 'bug' look almost like canvas. I've never seen that before. Is this because it is a marine variety?

 
Don't know
Some of these marine midges are waterproof and could use tough wings to resist waves.

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