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Moth Fly - Family Psychodidae, Psychoda alternata Habitat: Attracted to a light in a semi-rural area Geotagged,Psychoda,Psychoda alternata,Psychodidae,Summer,United States,diptera,moth fly Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Moth Fly - Family Psychodidae, Psychoda alternata

Habitat: Attracted to a light in a semi-rural area

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  1. PRECIOUS! Posted one year ago
    1. It was such a fuzzy, little fella. Posted one year ago
  2. A much more appealing name than 'sewer gnat', right? Delightful little character, well done to get this shot Christine, they are so very small. Posted one year ago
    1. Haha, yes -- they are too cute to be called 'sewer gnats'. Posted one year ago
  3. So cute! I see a lot of drain flies around my house. Now I definitely want to take a photo and zoom in. Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, do it! They are cuties! But, be warned: you may be tempted to try to snuggle them. Posted one year ago

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''Psychoda alternata'' is a species of moth fly in the family Psychodidae, commonly known as the trickling filter fly or drain fly. The larva is semiaquatic and lives in the gelatinous ooze associated with leaks of sewage effluent, drains, and in trickling filter systems.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 31, 2020. Captured Aug 18, 2020 21:58 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm