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Mothfly Clogmia albipunctata is commonly called the filterfly, mothmidge or mothfly (1, 2) and belongs to the Suborder Nematocera (long-horned flies) within the Order Diptera (flies and mosquitoes).  There are 24 families within Nematocera in North America (3).  Nematocera are unique among the Diptera for having many segmented antennae that are often long (3).  The larvae of Nematocera typically inhabit moist habitats and have well-developed heads and mandibles that move laterally (3).  <br />
C. albipunctata is a member of the family Psychodidae (moth flies and sand flies) Clogmia albipunctata,Geotagged,Romania,clogmia albipunctata,mothfly Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Mothfly

Clogmia albipunctata is commonly called the filterfly, mothmidge or mothfly (1, 2) and belongs to the Suborder Nematocera (long-horned flies) within the Order Diptera (flies and mosquitoes). There are 24 families within Nematocera in North America (3). Nematocera are unique among the Diptera for having many segmented antennae that are often long (3). The larvae of Nematocera typically inhabit moist habitats and have well-developed heads and mandibles that move laterally (3).
C. albipunctata is a member of the family Psychodidae (moth flies and sand flies)

    comments (4)

  1. I think it's some kind of moth Posted 6 years ago
  2. Definitely a moth, but not sure which one, there's thousands. Posted 6 years ago
  3. Found it Clogmia Albipunctata
    http://biology.duke.edu/dukeinsects/Clogmia_albipunctata.php
    Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
    1. Wow! You're a genius! :D
      Thanks!
      Posted 6 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.

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Uploaded Oct 29, 2012. Captured Jul 21, 2009 21:44 in Strada Războieni, Buzău, Romania.
  • FinePix S6500fd
  • f/11.0
  • 3s
  • ISO100
  • 66.7mm