Pending ID – Sciaridae

Pending ID – Sciaridae

#1. Female
Mid August 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
photo KE

#2. Female
Mid June 2011
Hobart
Photo AD

#3. Female
Early August 2011
Hobart
Photo AD

#4. Female
Mid October 2011
kunanyi/Mount Wellington
Photo AD

#5. Female
Late November 2012
Franklin
Photo AD
Dark winged fungus gnat Australia Sciaridae Dark winged fungus gnat Australia Sciaridae

#6. Mating couple
Mid November 2014
Buckland
Photos AD
In this pair the male has noticeably longer antennae and a distinct bend, or kink, in the apical third. The second and third photographs are of the female from this pair. The last two photographs are of the male post copulation – he displayed by flapping his wings intermittently at pace while walking around the immediate substrate.

#7. Female
Late March 2013
Approximately 2mm head to wingtip
Mount Wellington/ kunanyi
Photo

#8. Female
Early June 2013
Ulverstone
photo KE

#9. Male
Mid August 2015
Mount Nelson
Photo AD

#10. Early September 2016
The Domain, Hobart
photo KE

#11. Early May 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
photo KE

#12. Early October 2016
Bridport
photo KE

#13. Late March 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/ nipaluna
photo KE

#14. Early July 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/ nipaluna
photo KE

#15. Mid July 2018
Bridport
This fly was trapped in the surface tension of a creek, then freed to walk over the granite boulders (then fly off!).
photo KE

#16. Early October 2013
Bridport
photo KE

#17
Late September 2020
Hobart/ nipaluna
These are the annoying, tiny black flies that appear when you have indoor plants.
photo KE
IMG 5195

#18 Late December 2020
Lake Dobson Circuit, Mount Field National Park
photos KE
50806239307 8270d27217 c  IMG 6895

#19 Early October 2021
Sisters Beach
photo KE
IMG 0977

#20 Late October 2023
Kelcey Tier
Photos KE

IMG 8545  IMG 8544  IMG 8546
#21. Late September 2023
Mount Field National Park
Photo KE

IMG 7918
#22. Late October 2023
Kelcey Tier, Devonport
Photos KE

IMG 8544  IMG 8545. IMG 8546

Early January 2024
Creepy Crawly Walk, Scotts Peak Dam Rd.
Photo KE
IMG 9627