Small Hairy-maggot Blowfly
S4, Female, ventral
Red-necked Gall Gnat
Dorsal, ~4mm
Gall Midge (Cecidomyiidae cf sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Gall Midge (Cecidomyiidae)
Species: Gall Midge (Cecidomyiidae cf sp ES01)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We asked Tony Daley if there were some easy/obvious ways to separate out Mozzies/Midges from Crane Flies.
Tony was very helpful and said "A dorsal view of the thorax would rule in/out - Tipulomorpha have a complete mesonotal suture in the form of a V when viewed from behind. Wing venation is sufficiently different between the two groups. Also the form of the antennae, the form of the eyes around the antennae, and the fore legs with the characteristic basal tarsal segment distinctly longer than the tibiae there (Chironominae character) but other legs unremarkable all up make me think Chironominae."

Copyright © 2014-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.