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small moth
February 27, 2010
i could not find anything on this bug, so i hope you could tell me what it is! it is a moth that i found on one of my walls inside, it is the second one i have seen this month- have not seen before! it is small, about half a centimetre long.
shayni
New Zealand, North island.

Bathroom Fly

Hi shayni,
THough it resembles a moth, this Bathroom Fly is really a fly in the subfamily Psychodinae, the Moth Flies.  There are genera in the subfamily that look alike, and BugGuide pictures many species found in North America.  Bathroom Flies or Filter Flies as they are also called are often found indoors in damp bathrooms because they breed in the muck that accumulates in plumbing.

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2 Responses to Bathroom Fly from New Zealand

  1. stho002 says:

    This is Clogmia albipunctata (see http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clogmia_albipunctata). It has been in N.Z. for some years, but there is no published record…

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