What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

ant type insect with black wings
Location: Lexington, KY
May 7, 2011 1:11 pm
as of yesterday, I have many of these on both of my cars and walking along the front of my painted brick house and my neighbors stone house. (I live in Lexington, KY) Thanks for helping me to identify these and possibly assist me in treatment to use if they are destructive.
Signature: Diane Davis

Picture Winged Fly

Dear Diane,
The Picture Winged Fly,
Delphinia picta, is a common species that according to BugGuide:  “Breeds in decaying organic matter, such as compost.”  Perhaps you have a compost pile or a newly fertilized lawn that is causing the significant numbers of Picture Winged Flies near your home.

Picture Winged Fly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Kentucky

2 Responses to Picture Winged Fly

  1. Dave L says:

    I am pretty sure that this is actually a Pyrgotid fly,
    http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Pyrgotidae&flags=glean:

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for your suggestion on this old posting. We frequently receive corrections and identifications through comments, but we are sticking to our original identification of a Picture Winged Fly, Deliphina pictas, in this case. See BugGuide for comparison.

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