Habitat: Men's room at a rest stop in Syracuse, New York.

Size: ~1 cm

Based on my limited searching ability, I think it's a type of "drain fly" (Psychodomorpha): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychodomorpha

Hard to get a better picture without a macro lens, but is anyone able to speciate this fuzzy urinal-fly?

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    $\begingroup$ This is the same species as is featured in the question "What's the name of this bug from Toronto, Canada?" (see: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/38665/…); there the question has two answers. As further support of the answer I gave there, see the diptera.info thread diptera.info/forum/…, where a European specimen is identified to species by an expert (the species is VERY widely distributed!) $\endgroup$ – Arthur J Frost Jun 8 '17 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting to hear about it's expanding range. When I first saw it I wasn't sure if I should call it a moth or a fly, that "moth fly" description fits well. I feel sorry for its sad little life around the urinals :( $\endgroup$ – Minnow Jun 8 '17 at 18:51