Color-Gray / Legs-Four / Shape-Oval / Size-Less than 5mm / Antenna-Yes, long and pronounced / Flying- Yes
Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Moth flies are insects also known as drain flies. They prefer slow-moving drains for their feeding and breeding site, eating the gelatinous sludge found in the pipes. The moth fly resembles a tiny moth with a covering of long hairs on the body and wings. Because they are not avid flyers, they are often seen crawling along walls or flying only a few feet at a time. In the Calgary area they naturally congregate on foliage in swamplands. Moth flies are a nuisance en masse in a residence but more importantly, their presence relays a bigger problem is in the area, the problem of sanitation.