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December 23, 2011 6:33 PM Subscribe
Can you help me identify these little flies?
posted by unliteral to science & nature (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I apologise in advance for the poor pictures but they are incredibly difficult to shoot because of their size. The graduations on the ruler in the pictures are millimetres.
They are in one room of the house only, a shower. I have killed at least a dozen a day for the last week. Every single one I that I can find. But sure enough, there are another dozen or so the next day. If I don't kill any they start to approach plague proportions. They spend most of their time on the ceiling and are very easy to kill, it's like they can't see my thumb approaching. Even if I miss them they only flit a few centimetres away. When I squash them they leave a black smear on the ceiling.
I would like to identify them with a view to discovering where the nest/source/breeding area might be. I am in Sydney, Australia.
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