Fungus fly, Insect

Fungus fly

This tiny little wing, only 3.5mm long, belongs to a type of fly known as a fungus gnat (the technical name being Mycetophilidae). There are about 3,000 species so far recognised on earth today, and they mostly live in swarms in damp environments where their host fungi grows.

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Common name

Fungus fly, Insect

Type

Arthropods > Insects


Strata

Purbeck Beds, Lower

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

140 million years

Where found

Bincombe Hill road cutting

Found by

Ed Jarzembowski

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.14727