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I have seen this insect flying literally everywhere in Dhaka city (Bangladesh) over the last two months. It's small -- around 1-1.5 inches long. It's not an agile flyer and can be easily grabbed by hand during flight.

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    – user25568
    Apr 15, 2017 at 17:52

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This is actually the flying adult of a scale insect (superfamily Coccoidea). Specifically, this appears to be some species of the genus Drosicha.

Here is a picture resembling your specimen:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogimages/8944327442

Source: John Horstman

And another from Vietnam that looks very similar:

drosicha

Source: Dan Doucette

I can only find info on a closely related species, Drosicha corpulenta, and here's a tree of related species.

Scalenet provides numerous keys and references that could be useful for positively IDing this specimen.

I will keep searching for more details, but this might be the best you get without asking a scale insect expert.

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