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Crane fly, midge, mosquito & gnat (several families)Sciaridae sp. (family)

Black fungus gnat at Mount Painter

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Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019

Identification history

Crane fly, midge, mosquito & gnat (several families) Sciaridae sp. (family) 29 Jun 2019 michaelb
Crane fly, midge, mosquito & gnat (several families) Sciaridae sp. (family) 29 Jun 2019 michaelb
Other true fly Sciaridae (Family) 28 Jun 2019 jgl
Sciaridae (Family) 27 Jun 2019 jgl
Crane fly, midge, mosquito & gnat (several families) Cecidomyiidae (family) 26 Jun 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 18 Jun 2019 CathB

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Author's notes

Clouds of these tiny flies. Gall midges?

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jun 2019
Great shots, Cath. One of the midges seems to be laying eggs into the leaf tissue. Looks like a eucalypt.
michaelb wrote:
   29 Jun 2019
Re ID'd..... There was no need to create a new name for this one. We had Sciaridae (family) in with Crane flies, mosquitoes & gnats. I'll delete the duplicate species name.
jgl wrote:
   29 Jun 2019
Ok sorry about that!

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Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Jan 2019 by CathB
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Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 by CathB
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 by CathB
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Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 15 Jan 2019 by CathB
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Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018 by CathB
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Porrostoma rhipidium (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2018 by CathB
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Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Nov 2017 by CathB
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017 by CathB
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 12 Oct 2017 by CathB
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2017 by CathB
Pleuridium sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017 by CathB
Hysterobrevium mori at Mount Painter - 3 Jun 2017 by Heino
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2017 by CathB
Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 27 Feb 2017 by CathB
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Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017 by CathB
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017 by CathB
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 8 Nov 2016 by CathB
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Painter - 27 Oct 2016 by CathB
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2016 by CathB
Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Mount Painter - 18 Mar 2016 by CathB
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Painter - 1 Dec 2015 by jksmits
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea at Mount Painter - 3 Nov 2014 by EmmaCook

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • 14 Jun 2019 Recorded on
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