Subject: What is this bug?
Geographic location of the bug: Southern California
Time: 12:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: These tiny bugs have bit me and my dog, I find them mainly by my grass and flying.
How you want your letter signed: Chad
This is a Thrips, and the same name is used in both the singular and plural. According to BugGuide: “Thrips can often be found on flowers, they are especially visible on light colored flowers like daisies. Be aware that though they are very tiny, they can give a slightly painful bite.”