female Wood Gnat

female Wood Gnat

Observation - female Wood Gnat - UK and Ireland. Description: Small (7mm long) light-brown gnat found resting inside lid of compost bin. Three longitudinal brown stripes on smooth domed thorax. Irridescent wings with several brown spots, including a large squarish spot at apex. Hairy 16-jointed black antennae. 3 oce

Small (7mm long) light-brown gnat found resting inside lid of compost bin. Three longitudinal brown stripes on smooth domed thorax. Irridescent wings with several brown spots, including a large squarish spot at apex. Hairy 16-jointed black antennae. 3 ocelli on crown of head between the black eyes. 4-jointed palpi, 1st and 3rd small, 4th elongated, 2nd large and quite fat. Anterior legs the shortest, apical spurs on tibia,5-jointed tarsi, basal joint the largest.