Pending ID – Sciaridae

Pending ID – Sciaridae

#1. Female
Mid August 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#2. Female
Mid June 2011

#3. Female
Early August 2011

#4. Female
Mid October 2011
Mount Wellington

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

#6. Mating couple
Mid November 2014
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

#8. Female
Early June 2013

#9. Male
Mid August 2015
Mount Nelson

#10. Early September 2016
The Domain, Hobart

#11. Early May 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#12. Early October 2016

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

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

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

#16. Early October 2013

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

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

Early October 2021
Sisters Beach
IMG 0977