Owl midges, AKA moth flies, about 3-5 mm This one on Ramsons adjacent Damp Brook
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I found one like this yesterday mid-morning at the pond's edge, and read that they're mostly nocturnal, so wasn't sure about it. Is this one of the - minority? - daytime groups or species?
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Not sure Jeremy they are associated with water and damp this one nr a Beck - lots of decaying vegetation for larvae although this was on Ramsons , seemed to adopting various postures perhaps mating rituals etc .
The larvae are aquatic or semi-aquatic and are very common in sewers and drains
Possibly one of the two Genera below
Genus Pericoma (a genus of moth flies)
Genus Psychoda (a genus of moth flies)
Poss Pericoma fuliginosa
They are associated with Arum - and reports of them being located in the Capsule appear to confirm this
Not sure if they are nocturnal or not
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