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Unidentified insect

Observed: 5th August 2012 By: m.tuckettm.tuckett’s reputation in Invertebratesm.tuckett’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Saw a large group of these insects on grass seedhead along coastpath. Estimate to be about 5mm long. Distinctive yellow abdomen. Interested if anyone knows what they might be.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    A fungus gnat (Sciara sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
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      Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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