Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 7

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,947
· Newest Member: XoseB
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Jan Maca00:07:10
· Roy00:22:54
· Muhammad Ars...01:01:29
· Gerrit Oehm01:02:11
· nowaytofly01:05:22
· John Carr01:14:06
· Andrzej01:18:33
· ESant01:18:58
· RE Niks01:53:59
· smol01:55:14
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Other insects, spiders, etc.
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Tiny insects on a moth's wing
#1 Print Post
Posted on 13-01-2019 10:13
User Avatar


Location: West Virginia USA
Posts: 1322
Joined: 12.04.05

Would love to know what these tiny insects are. They are on the forewing of a seemingly healthy Arctiine moth. Tiny!
Stephen attached the following image:


Stephen Cresswell
#2 Print Post
Posted on 13-01-2019 12:18
User Avatar


Location: Berlin and Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Posts: 3890
Joined: 28.07.07

These are flies (so you could have chosen the forum "Diptera (adults)" Wink) and belong to the Ceratopogonidae, probably genus Forcipomyia. They suck haemolymph from the wing veins. See https://diptera.i...ad_id=8720!
Regards, Sundew
#3 Print Post
Posted on 14-01-2019 11:35
User Avatar


Location: West Virginia USA
Posts: 1322
Joined: 12.04.05

Thank-you Sundew! I wish now I had tried to get a closer photo. I did not see these insects until I examined the moth photo.

Stephen Cresswell
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Tiny Sphaerocerid (10.02.24) Diptera (adults) 2 28-02-2024 11:51
Tiny fly, what family?->Ephydridae(Psilopa) Diptera (adults) 4 27-11-2023 14:18
Tiny yellow Chalcidoid (?) wasp (06.11.23) --> Aphelinidae, cf. Aphytis Other insects, spiders, etc. 5 08-11-2023 19:19
Tiny Ceratopgonidae (Forcipomyia?) Diptera (adults) 6 01-11-2023 19:47
Tipula in moth trap. Diptera (adults) 3 28-10-2023 12:27
Date and time
28 February 2024 16:12


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

17.08.23 15:23

17.08.23 13:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 13:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 11:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 08:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 21:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 21:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 11:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 17:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

07.10.22 11:55
Can any1 help out with a pdf copy of 1941 Hammer. Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. 105; thank you

Render time: 0.46 seconds | 188,378,060 unique visits