A flying creature in my greenhouse

Asked October 23, 2017, 1:32 PM EDT

Would you be able to ID this flying insect please? They are populating my greenhouse here in Victoria BC Canada. Thanks so much

Outside United States

3 Responses

Thank you for your insect i.d. question. Can you give me a sense of scale?

The leaf is a bell pepper plant. The insect is a full inch long.

I believe your critter is one of the Micropezidae (stilt-legged flies), likely Rainieria but I would like to consult with our entomologist. Will get back to you.