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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

Male Midge

Dear Kelli,
This is a male Midge in the family Chironomidae.  According to BugGuide, they are:  “Small, delicate flies, resemble mosquitoes but do not bite. Often “dance” in the air in large swarms over water or lawns. At rest, characteristically hold their front legs above head-height and extended forward, giving the illusion of elongate antennae to the untrained eye.”  BugGuide notes that the habitat is:  “Usually damp areas, or near bodies of water. Larvae mostly aquatic; a few occur in decaying matter, under bark or in moist ground. Larvae of some species tolerate seasonal desiccation.”  We do not provide extermination advice.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bemidiji, Minnesota

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