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
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.