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A dead fly, Bradysia?-->Sciaridae alive
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Posted on 14-09-2023 04:58
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Photographed very recently from Zhejiang China. Small, about 2mm or 3mm. It looks like a Bradysia based on its wing venation. Is it correct? By the way, what could the transparent bead-like stuff (as arrow marked) possibly be? Thanks!
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Female Sciaridae laying eggs.
 
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Ah, that's so cool! So it's not dead but laying eggs! 'Thank you so much for enlightening me on this!'TumbsUp
 
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Some insects will lay eggs or release spermatophores as they die.
 
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This makes sense! It does look to me dead. TumbsUp
 
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