Thread subject: :: Black mosquito?

Posted by Heiko Nier on 21-09-2023 16:29


These animals flew into a window pane of a building in Austria, Carinthia on August 10, 2023.
There was a light source nearby.

Which group do they belong to and can they be identified further?

Edited by Heiko Nier on 21-09-2023 16:42

Posted by eklans on 21-09-2023 17:09

Hello Heiko, it belongs to the Ceratopogonidae, it's a male and I guess it could be a Forcipomyia brevipennis.

Posted by Heiko Nier on 22-09-2023 18:03

Hello Eric,

wow, I didn't think you could identify the animal so precisely.

Thank you so much, Eric!