scuttle fly

scuttle fly

5943   I am Michael, and I’m in South Florida.  The specimen was retrieved mid March from a South Florida bathroom. I think it may have tried to attack me actually.   Thank you.  

This is a scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae). The only thing that they attack is decomposing organic matter; they are incapable of biting or stinging. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.