Louse Fly from Sweden

Subject:  What is this flying insect Geographic location of the bug:  Uppsala Sweden Date: 07/01/2018 Time: 08:26 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I found this bug on my arm when I got back from a forest hike. It was tricky to get off and even trickier to kill. It’s body was very … Read more

Louse Fly found on Head

Subject:  Bug found in hair Geographic location of the bug:  My head August 28, 2017 4:02 AM Hi, I found this single bug in my hair. It is about 2mm in size, and was a honey brown color. My husband checked my head pretty thoroughly and doesn’t see anything else. It doesn’t look exactly like … Read more

Louse Fly from Northern Ireland

Subject: Louse type fly ???? Location: Armagh Northern Ireland July 2, 2017 4:29 am Hi I woke up last night with something clinging to my neck swiped it off and in the morning kept getting bothered by this tenacious beast it had a very solid hold on my skin and clothing (so assume it has … Read more

Louse Fly in England

Subject: Brown bug Location: Newcastle upon Tyne May 25, 2017 5:44 am Hi wondering if u could tell me what type of bug this is as I keep getting them in my bathroom Thanks Angela Williams Signature: Angela Williams Dear Angela, This is a blood-sucking Louse Fly, and depending upon the species, they normally prey … Read more

Louse Fly from Dubai

Subject: dark room bug Location: Dubai May 25, 2017 3:26 am Dear Bugman, Please help me identify this bug I work in a dark laboratory and almost every week this bug attacks my face or hides on my head scarf (black). I attached a picture of the bug Signature: Shaima Askar Dear Shaima, This sure … Read more

Louse Fly

Subject: Found Bug Location: Wind Gap, PA November 17, 2016 11:43 am We found this on a student today. Any ideas? Signature: Doug Bartek Dear Doug, This is a blood-sucking Louse Fly or Ked in the family Hippoboscidae.  There are both winged and wingless species, and some winged species lose their wings once they find … Read more