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Photo#906004
Soil insect found in sample

Soil insect found in sample
Harvard Forest, Ohio, USA
April 20, 2012
Size: Very small
Every time we key this out we cannot get it right. At first we thought it was a thrips, but now we're not so sure. Help.

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Fungus gnat?
Try it as a wingless Sciaroidea. The antennae remind me of some Sciaridae and Cecidomyiidae.

 
try Pnyxia
I found something like this once in a soil sample, and it ended up keying to Pnyxia (Sciaridae)

 
Antennae
Do the antennae have too many segments for Sciaridae?

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