Category: Insect & spider

Leg with/without claw

The upper leg region has no distinctive features. The empodium is enlarged and bears long hairs.

leg fragment leg fragment    


The second anal vein does not reach the costal wing margin.The wing is frequently patterned with dark markings.

  wing vein    


The antenna have 14 similar segments and are non-plumose. The segments are rather compressed and relatively squat (the antenna is shorter than those of other Nematocera)


head, eye, palp

Wood gnats have three small ocelli.


Other, balance organ, egg

The halter (or balance organ)  is small