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Tiny insects on a moth's wing
Stephen
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Posted on 13-01-2019 11:13
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Would love to know what these tiny insects are. They are on the forewing of a seemingly healthy Arctiine moth. Tiny!
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These are flies (so you could have chosen the forum "Diptera (adults)" Wink) and belong to the Ceratopogonidae, probably genus Forcipomyia. They suck haemolymph from the wing veins. See https://diptera.i...ad_id=8720!
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Posted on 14-01-2019 12:35
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Thank-you Sundew! I wish now I had tried to get a closer photo. I did not see these insects until I examined the moth photo.
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