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Insect and Spider Identification: What kind of fly is this?

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SpongeGuard
robo popop
Canada

November 4, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9324770

I've noticed a lot of these in my little suite. I've checked around for garbage or something that could be breeding them (the place is soundproof and relatively airtight so I don't know where they're coming from) and have found nothing. One of the images is of one post-squishing

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 4, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9324794

What is the approximate size (in mm) of the first and third insects? The middle one is not a fly, it is either a microlepidoptera or a small caddisfly.
SpongeGuard
robo popop
Canada

November 4, 2012
10:08 PM

Post #9324916

I've seen them in varying sizes, ranging from 1-2.5mm
As for caddisfly, that sounds accurate. I've seen a couple larger caddisflies but did not identify the little one as one.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 5, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9325141

The little flies could be in the family Bolitophilidae - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/68917261
They seem to be related to fungus gnats, but that doesn't explain their presence in your living quarters.

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