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2 mm Fly Odd Middle Legs Calhoun County - Schreckensteinia erythriella

2 mm Fly Odd Middle Legs Calhoun County - Schreckensteinia erythriella
Blountstown, Fl in the Panhandle, Calhoun County, Florida, USA
March 15, 2014
Size: 2mm maybe less
Really odd looking middle legs. Long appendages at juncture of femur and tibia. Is it even a fly?

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

S. erythriella in Florida
I'm told by some local moth people that this guy may not be known for Florida. If not, I was advised it should be added to Bugguide range maps (are there insect range maps? Where are they?). Thanks.

 
BugGuide range maps...
are created automatically using the data from the photos in the guide. To see a range for a given species, just click the gray "Data" tab above the photo, and you will see this. As you can see, although Florida is a new record for BugGuide, there are also photos from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, so this is not a surprising addition.

Schreckensteinia erythriella
This is Schreckensteinia erythriella (Schreckensteiniidae).

 
Terry, I agree it looks like
Terry, I agree it looks like Schreckensteinia erythriella. Should the range information on the species page be changed? Right now it's listed as "Northeastern United States and Canada"

 
Yes
It is a sumac feeder and thus probably can occur over a large part of the East.

odd fly indeed
Thanks. I was afraid of that. But interestingly it is a day flier w/unfeathered ante.na .. I think.

moth
This is a moth. Looks somewhat like a Schreckensteinia but wait for an expert opinion.

Odd Fly legs - Calhoun County
I should add there was 1 individual, a fast flyer, in 70 degree sunshine on blooming Prunus caroliniana (Carolina Laurel Cherry) leaves and flowers.

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