Midge we believe

Subject: Unknown Location: Manitoba, Canada July 3, 2017 9:53 am In a bush filled with recently emerged Hexegenia, I came across this guy that I’m having difficulty identifying. Location: eastern Manitoba, Canada (Lac Du Bonnet area). Signature: Darrell Dear Darrell, This looks like a member of the order Diptera, and we wrote to Eric Eaton … Read more

Male Midge

Subject: Bug question Location: Bemidiji Minnesota June 3, 2017 June 3, 2017 8:41 am These bugs are all over the outside of our cabin. Wondering what they are and how to get rid of them. Signature: Kelli Roxhe Dear Kelli, This is a male Midge in the family Chironomidae.  According to BugGuide, they are:  “Small, … Read more

Dancing Midges

Subject:  Swarming Midges Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles May 14, 2017 5:21 PM Though we pride ourselves on daily postings, even postdating submissions to go live when we are away from the office, we have not had a live post in a week due to a bout of pneumonia hospitalizing our editorial staff, but Daniel … Read more

Male Midge

Subject: Curious about bug in rural area Location: Thornton, CO; rural May 5, 2017 6:08 pm Hi! We get these particular bugs around our house every year and my husband thinks they’re mosquitos but I think they are more related to something like a silverfish. We live near an alfalfa farm, horses and water in … Read more

Blood Worms

What Are Bloodworms

Subject: blood worms Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California May 1, 2017 9:18 pm Though it might make us unpopular with the neighbors, we keep standing water in the yard for wildlife, and we skim with a net daily to feed Mosquito Larvae to the Angelfish, and Boris is still thriving alone in his tank … Read more

Male Midge

Subject: Bug ID Location: Mississippi January 16, 2017 5:16 pm I cannot ID this very small bug. 5mm maybe. I think it might be a midge? It was taken in Mississippi in April. Signature: Stephen Kirkpatrick Dear Stephen, We wanted to be certain this male Dipteran was indeed a Midge, so we contacted Mosquito expert … Read more