Small fly with spotted wings
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That's not much to go on! If you can give any more information about size, shape, colour, habitat and behaviour we might be able to have a guess at the species or family (but identifying flies from a description is rarely possible, there's just too many species to choose from - c. 6,000 in the UK!).
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Sorry. I am very new to all this.
Approx 10mm long. It holds its wings close to its body and the clear wings are spotted with dark (black?) spots. The body appears black/dark. The ones I have seen are all in the house because the windows/ doors are all open in this hot weather. There have been 20 or more inside each day.
Well, this is very much a guess as I said, but one possible contender is one of the so-called window-gnats in family Anisopodidae, genus Sylvicola. These have spots on the wings and I get quite a lot of them on the windows in my house. Their larvae develop anywhere where it is a bit damp and may have small amounts of rotting vegetation or other organic matter.
There are some photos at:
But you may be seeing something completely different!
That actually makes sense as our lawn is almost always damp in one area(though not now after so little rain for so long). We also see them mostly on windows and the pictures on the link yo mentioned look about right. Thank you for that
Lat/Lng: 53.8, -3.3
OS grid ref: SD1540