Eating an insect
Persistently sits on human, returning after being shooed
fly has a Zygomycete infection and was not moving very fast when I caught it in my home
I got just one fuzzy image of this banded midge at the blacklight. It's unique enough that I thought I'd upload it for all your midge fans. TL is about 3 to 4 mm. Perusing BG suggests that the only likely genus (if this really is a Chironomid) would be Coelotanypus but my critter doesn't quite match any of the three "common" species illustrated there.
New one for me
Like this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1045354
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...