Drain Fly; Moth Fly; Sewer Gnat
Oak Ridge, TN (in my bathroom!)
August 20, 2008
This is one of those weird little flies that seem to appear out of nowhere in the bathroom. I learned, after doing some reading on the internet, that they actually come out of the bathroom sink or shower drain (as I had long suspected). The larvae eat the gunk in the drains! Yucch! It looks like I need to do some drain cleaning. :( If they weren't so annoying, they would be kind of cute!
I didn't realize how fuzzy they are until I zoomed in on this one with my macro lens, it is not hard to see why they are called a "Moth Fly". That name doesn't sound quite as gross as "Sewer Gnat"!