Subject: insect with metal collar and straw jacket
Location: Malaysia highlands
January 29, 2013 8:25 am
I bet you thought I was kidding around with the subject. My knees wobbled when I realised what I had captured. He was on night lamp so possibly nocturnal. he was tiny (about 1-2mm) so I didn’t realise what I had photographed until I looked in the camera display after the shot. I figured you’d either know exactly what it is because of its unusual look or at the very least you’d get as much of a kick out of it as I did. Thanks.
Signature: David

Unknown Fly

Hi David,
We don’t think we are able to do much more than provide an order and a sex.  We believe this is a member of the insect order Diptera, so you could call it a Fly.  Because of its antennae, we strongly suspect it is a male.

Location: Malaysia

7 Responses to Unknown Fly from Malaysia

  1. Lanzz says:

    Thanks for answered my question. I agree with you, it look like a weird Crane Fly.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/111006196@N05/11305245086/

  2. Lanzz says:

    Hi, this is not a dead Stick Insect being eaten by a Planarium.

    It have six leg , and it can fly. The size of this insect is approximately 10 mm long. I found many of these on the wall of my house.

    • Lanzz says:

      This insect is not missing any legs. It legs is in a weird position.
      – Two legs in front (straight position).
      – Two legs in the middle near the head (in the bent position)
      – Two legs behind (straight position).

  3. davegball@gmail.com says:

    I’ve identified this fly as a Biting Midge (Ceratopogonidae).

    The attached link should confirm the ID.

    http://140.247.119.225/insectphotography/gallery_eating/data/images1/crw_0208.jpg

    • bugman says:

      The photographer, Piotr Naskrecki, frequently helps us to identify Katydids. We will write to him and inquire if your identification is correct.

  4. davegball@gmail.com says:

    I’ve identified this fly as a Biting Midge (Ceratopogonidae).

    The attached link should confirm the ID.

    http://140.247.119.225/insectphotography/gallery_eating/data/images1/crw_0208.jpg

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