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Small brown flying insect

Small brown flying insect
Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
January 6, 2007
Size: about 0.25 inches

January 6?
Did you find it in a green house? They are usually not around outdoors in the dead of winter. Will you please comment or change the date if it happens to be incorrect?

Moved from Nematocera.

Moved from Flies.

Fungus gnat.
This is a fungus gnat (family Mycetophilidae). The long spurs at the tip of each tibia exclude everything else.

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