Thursday, October 3, 2013

Owl midges

With the days shortening and the lights going on earlier every evening, many more nocturnal insects are attracted to lit windows. This tiny, delta-winged owl midge (aka moth fly) peered at us through our kitchen window last night.





















Aside from their unusual delta-winged shape and overall hairiness, owl midges are peculiar amongst flies in having long, uninterrupted wing veins with no cross veins.























For a more detailed description of these very common insects, click here


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