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Moth fly - Clogmia albipunctata  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Clogmia albipunctata,Diptera,Drain fly,Europe,Geotagged,Insect,Insecta,Moth fly,Mothfly,Mothmidge,Nature,Psychodidae,Wildlife,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Good shot Jivko. They are so small. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Mark! It was quite a play with this guy. I wish I had a 50 mm Macro, but I have only 100 mm one. Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. Amazing creature. I wouldn't have guessed this to be a fly :). Nice find and image as well. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ari! Yes, I also thought it is a moth! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Somehow missed this one! Great capture of this exquisite diptera, cheers* Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Felix! Posted 3 years ago

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Clogmia albipunctata is commonly called the filterfly, mothmidge or mothfly. It belongs to the Suborder Nematocera (long-horned flies) within the Order Diptera (flies and mosquitoes). Nematocera are unique among the Diptera for having many segmented antennae that are often long. The larvae of Nematocera typically inhabit moist habitats and have well-developed heads and mandibles that move laterally.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Mar 8, 2016. Captured Mar 8, 2016 09:26 in ul. "Ivan Vazov" 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm