Pink-bellied Frit Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Species:||Non-biting Midge (Polypedilum sp)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Midges look a lot like Mosquitoes.
An easy differentiator is that, at rest, midges hold their front legs up, mozzies hold their rear legs up.
Depending on the photo, a more guaranteed identifier is that Midges have small mouths; Mosquitoes have long proboscides.
Midges generally have wings shorter than the body, mozzie wings are as long, or longer, than the body.
Similar Species: Mosquito (Aedes cf sp)