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Moth Fly
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Posted on 12-08-2013 00:55

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I know this is a Moth Fly (Psychodidae), but can it be identified further? Photo taken at John Wayne Marina, Near Sequim, Clallam Co., WA, USA 08/08/2013
Gunnar M Kvifte
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Posted on 12-08-2013 01:46

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Clogmia albipunctata. For identification of North American Psychodidae species, however, is a safer bet than
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Posted on 12-08-2013 01:54

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Thanks Paul. However, why is my photo look so different than this one from if it is the same species from the same state?
Gunnar M Kvifte
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Posted on 14-08-2013 08:57

Location: Kassel, Germany
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It is not very different. The differences seem to be mainly in the exposure and lightning rather than on the specimen. The shape of the wing, the length of the antennae and the position of the various spots and hair patches on the body are about the same.

This is a very variable species in size and colour intensity. The hairs can be brown, greyish to almost black, and it varies a lot how much they contrast to the white spots. The pattern is typically the same, though.
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01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

11.02.21 09:15
No worries. Not everyone has time all the time. Wink

06.02.21 22:18
I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

06.02.21 18:23
Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

21.01.21 08:58
No idea what happened but it is corrected

11.01.21 22:32
my portrait in portrait format is squashed into landscape format. how can I prevent that next time? Greetings Beate

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