Friends! Are you troubled by little gray-black flies that, upon closer inspection (don’t be shy, get a little closer, the details are remarkable) look rather moth-like with their hairy wings and bodies? Do you wonder why they seem to be hanging around your sinks? Or, like this one, in the hallway, just waiting for my defenses to be breached?
Well, trouble no more, you’ve discovered the subfamily Psychodinae, the moth flies. Yes, it’s a confusing name, sort of like “spider beetles”. These are also known as drain flies since they breed in the rich bacterial slime that collects in home drains. (Ahem, present company excepted, of course.)These are just under 1/4th inch long.