Subject: Flying insect
Location: Hendersonville, TN
May 11, 2013 10:20 am
I live in Hendersonville TN and recently painted the front of my home. In the past couple of days I have noticed hundreds of these bugs on the house, or flying around near the gutters. Can you please tell me what they are, and how to get rid of them. Are they termites?
Signature: Greg Sisk
We are uncertain how to classify this Fly. We thought it resembled a March Fly, and that would explain the large numbers, but the antennae are wrong for typical March Flies. Perhaps one of our readers can provide an identification. We have also requested assistance from Eric Eaton.
Eric Eaton Responds:
Reminds me most of a dark-winged fungus gnat, family Sciaridae, but could be a gall midge, too….